Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today said that the coming CBSE board exams will not be held until February 2021. The decision was taken in view of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, and the exams have been postponed till when the condition is ideal for holding the CBSE Board exams.
Ramesh Pokhriyal also said the CBSE Board Exams 2021 would be conducted on the basis of the reduced syllabus.The Minister said that the exam will be conducted offline as ‘we need a laptop and stable internet and electricity for each student which is a challenge.’
Addressing the live webinar with teachers, he said that cancelling exams and promoting students without exam will result in putting a stamp on these students and these students might face trouble in getting jobs and admissions at higher education level in future.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) December 22, 2020
Teachers across the country have been sharing their concerns and suggestions on Twitter by using #EducationMinisterGoesLive. Their main concerns are regarding upcoming CBSE and state board syllabus, exam patterns, and exam dates. The government has not shared the schedule for the CBSE Board examinations 2021 till now which has been making students and their parents anxious.
The Union Education Minister said that the majority of people want the CBSE board exams to not be cancelled so as to not hang a question mark on the future of the students set to appear for the exams. He said that in January and February, the exams will not be held, but from after February onwards, the exams will proceed as usual with all COVID-19 safety protocols in place.