CBSE 10th, 12th Board Exams 2021 from May 4 onwards

Minister of Education Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, while addressing parents, teachers and students in a LIVE streaming webinar through his twitter handle, announced that the CBSE 10th and 12th board examinations 2021 will be conducted from May 04 to June 10, 2021. Reiterating what he said in his previously held webinar, the Minister re-confirmed that there will be no practical exams in January and February. Instead, the practical’s for Class 10 and 12 students will begin on 1 March 2021

The Union Minister expressed hope that the authorities will be able to check the copies and declare the results on time after the completion of the board exams. The CBSE board exam result declaration is expected to happen by 15 July, 2021

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Event Dates
Class 10 and 12 practical exams starting date March 1, 2021
CBSE board exam 2021 starting date May 4, 2021
CBSE board exam 2021 to end before June 10, 2021 
CBSE board exam result declaration By July 15, 2021 (Expected)

Starting his webinar on a positive note, Dr. Pokhriyal noted that his Ministry has been receiving several recommendations from parents, teachers and students on the subject of exams. He expressed special gratitude to parents and teachers who supported the students throughout the pandemic times. He further expressed appreciation for the way the various exams were conducted in 2020 while “keeping the safety measures at place, ensuring that the year is not wasted and education doesn’t suffer.” 

Acknowledging the students, the Union Minister said, “The morale, patience and strength with which students have appeared for exams this year certainly serves as a great example in the whole world, especially because our country has more than a thousand universities, 50,000+ degree colleges, 1.10 crore teachers, and 15 to 16 lakh students. The total strength of our students (at all education levels) is 33 crore which is more than the population of USA.” 

He further talked about Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India and how it came into actuation during the COVID-19 times. He recognized that “there are several students in our country who are still devoid of smartphone and internet facilities” and noted that the Ministry helped these children through the medium of dedicated DTH education channels on television, and radio. 

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He thanked his Ministry officials who worked tirelessly during the year while staying in continuous touch with education stakeholders to successfully conduct JEE Main and NEET exams on such a huge scale. He further thanked everybody for accepting and “celebrating” NEP 2020. 

The Minister ended the webinar by wishing luck to the students who will appear for their board exams in 2021. Noting that the CBSE syllabus has already been reduced by 30% and there is not an extended timeline of boards in 2021, he encouraged the students to stay motivated and prepare well and wished them a happy new year. 

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