Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday released a public notice in which they have clarified that they have not released any update on CBSE board exam date 2021. Earlier, in a newspaper, there were reports that Sanyam Bharadwaj, CBSE Controller of Examinations confirmed that the board exams will be conducted as usual i.e in February-March. Not only this but in the media every day there is some new news on CBSE board exam dates.
This has not only created panic but also confusion amongst the students. Hence, in this regard, Sanyam Bharadwaj himself released a notice at board’s official website, in which it has been stated that dates / months for starting CBSE class X and Class XII board and practical exam as circulating on social media platforms and in newspapers are incorrect.
Additionally, the Education Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank went live on Twitter on December 10 addressing students on their queries for board exams and competitive exam. Though in the webinar, he did not mention any date/month by which the board exams can start, however, he has assured that the talks are going on to decide the exam dates and the same will be announced after carefully reviewing the COVID-19 situation.
Many students have been demanding that the board exams should be postponed to May 2021, however, as per a leading daily, Sanyam Bharadwaj, a high ranking official in CBSE, confirmed that the board cannot further delay the exam and will be conducted in Feb-mar as it is generally conducted. This news upset a lot of students. Now, a day after the comment, CBSE released this public notice to assure students no dates have been decided yet and will be announced to ensure that no student is at disadvantage.
Also, recently, a CBSE time-table declaring the Class 12 exam dates 2021 has been circulating in the social media. As per the datesheet, the Class 12 board exams are scheduled to start from March 15. However, rejecting the claim, PIB took to Twitter and informed the students that no such announcement has been made by CBSE and the datesheet is fake.
In another news, many schools in Delhi affiliated to CBSE shall start conducting pre-board exam for class 10, 12 after 3rd week of December. Unlike the board exams, the schools are going to conduct the CBSE pre-board exam in online mode. In order to conduct the exams online and ensure that students do not use unfair means when attempting the exam, they are going to use AI-based platforms, webcams, and parents may also act as invigilator.