Board examinations for classes 10 and 12 shall not be conducted till February next year because of the Covid-19 situation according to Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal, ”Nishank”. He has announced this decision has to be made with the current pandemic situation and another decision on when the exams will be conducted will be made later after proper discussions and assessment of the situation.
“Keeping the current situation in mind, it has been decided that the board exams for classes 10 and 12 will not be conducted till February 2021. A decision on the exam schedule will be taken later after more consultations,” Nishank said in an online conference with teachers. The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) had announced that their board exams will be conducted in written mode and not online.
Although schools across the country were closed due to the pandemic, since March 2020, some were partially reopened in some states since October 15th this year. The board exams also had to be postponed in March this year which were later canceled and the results were announced based on an alternative assessment scheme.
The Union Education minister had a live interaction session with students on December 10 this year and had answered various concerns regarding the conduct of upcoming board exams.