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Gujarat Board Class 9 to 12 exams to start from March 19 onwards. Know Details Here

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year, instead of conducting three examinations during an academic year, the GSHSEB will be conducting only two exams for Class 9 to 12 students – the first in March and the final exam in June (for Class 9 and 11) and May (for Class 10 and 12). 

New Delhi, 25 February 2021: The GSHSEB (Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board), Gandhinagar, on Wednesday announced the dates for Class 9 to 12 examinations for the academic year 2020-21. The examinations are likely to commence from March 19, 2021 onwards. 

Moreover, unlike the previous years, this year, the board will take only two exams instead of three examinations annually considering the current pandemic situation. In view of this, the chairman of GSHSEB, A J Shah said, “This year, we could not take any exam due to the pandemic. But with the reopening of schools, it was decided to take two exams instead of three where one exam will be conducted in March and second or final annual exam for Class 9 and 11 in June”. 

Gujarat Board Exams 2021 – Class 9 to 12 Exam Schedule

The first slot of exams for students of Class 9 to 12 will start from March 19, 2021 and continue till March 27, 2021. Furthermore, the second slot, i.e., the final/annual examinations for Class 9 and 11 will start from June 7, 2021 and continue till June 15, 2021. Class 10 and 12 board examinations will commence from May 10, 2021 onwards. Given below is the detailed overview of GSEB Class 10 and 12 board examination dates. 

Class 10/12 Gujarat State Board Exam – Key Dates

Class/Stream Dates Shift Timing
Class 10 From May 10, 2021 to May 20, 2021 10:00 AM to 1:15 PM
Class 12 (Science stream) From May 10, 2021 to May 21, 2021 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Class 12 (General streams) From May 10, 2021 to May 25, 2021 10:30 AM to 1:45 PM

3:00 PM to 6:15 PM

For Vocational Tests – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Gujarat Board Exams 2021 – New Changes

1. Curriculum-related – The GSHSEB has also issued a circular to all DEOs (District Education Officers) stating, “The schools will prepare question papers depending upon the curriculum covered by them and also distribution of marks should be as per the board’s direction for annual examinations. Accordingly, the schools can prepare the question papers covering 70% of the curriculum declared by the board”. 

2. Internal evaluation related – Also, in the year 2021, the internal evaluation that carries 20 marks will be based on the marks obtained by the students in the first exam only as there are only two exams this year. Earlier, the average marks of first and second exams were taken into consideration for internal evaluation. 


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