No CBSE board exams in January-February 2021: Union Education Minister Pokhriyal

The board exams for class 10 and 12 may be held later. The schedule will be decided in February, the Union education Minister said on Tuesday.

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Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Tuesday said that the class 10 and 12 board exams of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will not be held in January-February 2021. The schedule of board exams will be decided after February, he said.

“The class 10 and 12 board exams will not be held in January-February. But the dates for exams will be decided after February," Pokhriyal said at a webinar on Tuesday.

The education minister was speaking at a live webinar session on the upcoming board examinations to address the concerns of students, parents and teachers.

"Cancelling exams and promoting students without conducting exams will result in the students facing trouble in getting jobs and admissions at higher education level in future. We do not want that for our students. Thus, the board exams will be held but postponed,” the minister said.

In the effort to reach out to students, who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the minister will interact with the stakeholders through webinars on three days, the ministry stated.

First Published:Dec. 22, 2020, 6:01 p.m.

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