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Pradeep Singh

Bhubaneswar: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to conduct the board exams 2021. While everyone is searching for the CBSE Class 10, 12 board exam dates, the board has already cleared that an appropriate decision on the conduct of exams will be taken after prior consultations with all stakeholders.

Besides, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will have an interaction with teachers over the upcoming CBSE board exams date on December 22. "Teachers, I am looking forward to having an insightful interaction with you all on Dec 22 at 4 PM. Please share your queries/suggestions with me using #EducationMinisterGoesLive," he tweeted on Thursday.

On the other hand, after several social media posts claiming that the CBSE Class 10, 12 board exams will be held in March 2021 went viral, the board released the clarification stating that it is yet to finalise the CBSE board exams 2021.

In an official notice, CBSE said, "It has come to our notice that on several social media platforms and in newspapers, dates/ months for starting of class X and XII board examinations and practical examinations are being circulated. As these circulated information is not correct, hence creating panic amongst the schools, students and parents.”

Some Key Points For Students To Remember

1. The CBSE Class 10, 12 board exam 2021 will be conducted on offline mode.

2. The practical exams are expected to be conducted in school labs when the normal classes will resume. However, the board is yet to issue a notification in this regard.

3. The education minister, during his December 10 interaction, said that if students are not able to go to schools for practical exams, alternate options will be given.

4. CBSE has plans to increase the number of examination centers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

5. Only 12 students will be allowed to seat in an exam hall in the wake of pandemic.

6. CBSE is likely to give gaps between exams to provide sufficient time to candidates for preparation.

7. The board may supply three sets of question papers with same difficulty level and the marking scheme is expected to remain the same as 80+20- wherein 80 is for external or theory paper and 20 for the internals.

8. Paper pattern and typology for the question papers to remain the same- alike the CBSE sample papers available on the official website – cbseacademic.nic.in.

9. The board is likely to release admit card online this year. Earlier, it was provided to students by the CBSE schools.

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