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CBSE Board Exams 2021 to be Conducted Offline, confirms Education Minister – Addresses Concerns of Students

Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal has confirmed that the CBSE Class 10/12 Board Examinations 2021 will be conducted in the offline mode.  He also addressed concerns of students related to the Board exams during a live interaction on social media recently. He also replied to student queries regarding any possibility of cancellation of the CBSE Board 2021 examinations in the view of the ongoing COVID situation. 

The Education Minister interacted with the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya on January 18, 2021 on Twitter and Facebook. Some of the common questions/queries raised on Twitter included – 

Girija Kulkarni – “Sir I would like to draw your attention for a moment. Please can you change the decision of conducting the board exam offline. If the classes can go on in online mode then why can’t the exams be conducted in the same manner with measures taken to ensure there is no cheating.”

Responding to the concern on conducting the exam online, Dr. Pokhriyal said that CBSE and other boards are well-aware of the current situation and the hardships faced by the students during this academic session. This is why the exams are being conducted with reduced syllabus. He further added, “The students will only have to study the revised syllabus for their CBSE board exams. The questions will only be asked from that portion.” 

Furthermore, the minister also stated that online classes will still remain an option for students who are unable to physically join the school. “The physical classes will resume and there will be 50-50 percent balance between online classes and attending classes physically”, he added. He also motivated and encouraged students to focus on their academics despite the pandemic situation. 

Earlier, the Union Education Ministry had announced that the dates for CBSE Board Exams 2021 will fall between May 4, 2021 and June 10, 2021. The exact date sheet is yet to be announced. 


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