Recently National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has issued a notice stating that all details of the Secondary / Sr. secondary and vocational June exams will be issued by May 20, 2021. The notice adds that the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the nation will be reviewed first and then final decision shall be made. Right now NIOS is keeping a close watch on the situation. Depending upon all the factors and the prevailing condition of the COVID-19, the schedule of the theory and practical exam will be decided.
The official tweet from NIOS reads: “In view of the prevailing situation due to covid-19 pandemic across the country and also taking in account the safety and well being of the Learners, the NIOS is keeping close watch on the situation for the schedule of June 2021 Examinations. Pl see a notification in this regard:”
The official notification is shown below:
Thus right now, no indication has been given for cancellation or postponement of the June exams. Students will have to wait for May 20, 2021, to get update on the NIOS 2021 June exam schedule of the theory and practicals.
Last year, NIOS had to cancel the secondary and senior secondary exams scheduled for March. NIOS conducts the examinations in two sessions.
Earlier this week, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) cancelled Class 10 final exams and postponed Class 12 exams. Following CBSE’s decision, many state boards have also announced postponement or cancellation of their board exams. Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Punjab have cacelled the class 10 boards and have postponed the class 12 boards. Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Gujarat, UP, and Jharkhand have postpobed the class 10 and 12 exams.
Meghalaya and Tripura states are holding the class 10 and 12 boards without any postponement of change of schedule.
The Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has also postponed ISC, ICSE board exams. While ISC or Class 12 exams will be conducted later, Class 10 or ICSE students can decide to appear in the exam later or not to appear in the exam. CISCE will review the COVID situation and take a final decision in the first week of June 2021.
Just like CBSE and CISCE, NIOS is also one of the biggest educational board conducting the examinations for class 10th and 12th. Along with the secondary and senior secondary examinations NIOS also provided vocational courses. NIOS has come into the existence with two objectives. First is the providing the education to rural and urban areas and secondly is increasing the literacy rate.
NIOS has been established for distance learning. Despite this, education attained from it is equivalent to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Every year around 3,50,000 students have registered themselves under the board.