Putting an end to all speculations, the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will announce the CBSE Class 10 and CBSE Class 12 exam dates today at 6 pm. After the announcement of the CBSE Class 10 and CBSE Class 12 exam dates by the Education Minister, students can now be able to access and download the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) upcoming board exam date sheet from the official website — cbse.nic.in.

Students should also check the official CBSE website cbse.nic.in for final 2021 datesheets for both theoretical and practical board examinations.Earlier, CBSE had reduced the syllabus for each subject by 30 per cent due to the COVID-19 situation.

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced the dates of CBSE class 10, 12 exams. The CBSE exam will be held from May 4 to June 14. The result will be announced by July 15.

Schools will be allowed to conduct Practical/Project/Internal Assessment of Class 10th & Class 12th from March 1, 2021, to the last date of conduct of theory examination of these classes. Date sheet of both Class 10th & 12th will be issued soon: Central Board of Secondary Education.

“We have decided to conduct Class 10th & Class 12th CBSE board exams from May 4. The exams will conclude by June 10, 2021. Results will be out by July 15: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal”


The exam will have 33 per cent internal choice as well and 30 per cent of the syllabus has been reduced. The minister also said that there could be an alternative to practical exams owing to the pandemic. The exam will be held in the offline written mode, as usual.

Soon after Education Minister announced that exams won’t be held till February, several students of Classes 10 and 12 have been demanding a final datasheet for CBSE Board exams 2021. Every year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts examinations in the months of February and March and releases the date sheet in November. However, this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CBSE Board exam time table has been delayed.


Steps To Download CBSE Exam Date Sheet 2021

  • Go to the official website — cbse.nic.in
  • Under the ‘Recent Announcements’ section, select the class
  • Download CBSE exam date sheet 2021


In view of the online classes amid the pandemic, the education minister had said, “It is a big challenge for students who are constantly away from schools and colleges to study online. But students should always be prepared to turn this challenge into an opportunity.”

On the modes of exams, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said, “Many CBSE schools are in rural areas. Hence, online examinations are not possible.” The exams will be held in pen-and-paper mode.



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