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CBSE Class 10, Class 12 datesheets released, CBSE board exams 2021 to begin May 4: Check changes and highlights

The CBSE Class 10, Class 12 datesheets have finally been released by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. Check the major changes and highlights for the CBSE board exams 2021 here.

The CBSE class 10 datesheet and the CBSE class 12 datesheet have been finally released. The CBSE board exams are beginning from May 4, 2021. Check out the highlights of this year’s board exam plans. (Photo: PTI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The CBSE datesheets for the class 10 and class 12 board exams 2021 have been finally released.
  • Class 12 exams are being held in 2 shifts to reduce the number of exam days.
  • The CBSE board exams 2021 will be completed in 39 days, 6 days lesser than the 2020 schedule.

The CBSE datesheets for the class 10 and class 12 board exams 2021 have been finally released on Tuesday, February 2, after a short webinar by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. The CBSE board exams will be held from May 4, 2021, keeping in place all the Covid-19 safety measures.

The board exams are usually held in February-March but were delayed this year due to the pandemic situation. The release of the board exam datesheets were also extremely delayed as they are usually out by November of the previous year.

On December 31, Pokhriyal announced the starting and ending dates of the CBSE board exams 2021. Students, teachers and parents had been waiting for the CBSE board exam datesheets from the beginning of November or before so they could get on with the syllabus without any anxiety about when the board exams would be held.

CBSE notification on board exam dates

The CBSE notification released today described how the board exams would be held and shared some other information as below:

1. Sufficient time has been given between the board exam dates of the main subjects of both class 10 and class 12 so students can prepare in ease.

2. Class 12 exams are being held in 2 shifts to reduce the exam stress and the number of days over which the board exams would be conducted. The second shift exams comprise those which are not held by CBSE schools located abroad.

3. Second shift exams would be conducted on 4 days. In the morning shift of these days, CBSE will hold the major class 10 exams in which most of the exam centres will be used. Very few exam centres would be used in the afternoon shift exams.

4. Keeping in view the pandemic and in order to keep school staff stress-free, those who work in the morning shift will not be given any work in the afternoon shift.

5. The CBSE board exams 2021 will be completed in 39 days, which is 6 days lesser than the schedule created for board exams 2020.

6. In class 10, 75 board exams will be conducted, while in class 12, exams of 111 subjects will be conducted.

7. The CBSE board exam datesheets have been prepared in way such that the total number of students in an exam centre wouldn’t be more on any day. This is so that the exam centres can strictly follow the Covid-19 safety norms and manage the exams well.

 

Check out the full webinar on February 2 where the education minister talked about releasing the CBSE board exam dates and wished students all the best here:

 

Dear Students, hereby announcing the much-awaited date-sheet of @cbseindia29 board exams of X & XII.Please be assured that we have done our best to ensure that these exams go smoothly for you. Wish you good luck! @SanjayDhotreMP @EduMinOfIndia @PIB_India https://t.co/P9XvyMIfNq

— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) February 2, 2021

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