Bhubaneswar: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as earlier announced today released the datesheet of classes 10 and 12 examinations.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank released the datesheet through a video message and wished students for the exams. The datesheet is available now available at cbse.nic.in.
This year exam schedule has been reduced to 39 days as against 45 days last year. The CBSE has, however claimed to have given sufficient time between exams of two main subjects for students to prepare.
Due to the pandemic, the syllabus for both class X and XII exams has been reduced by 30 per cent. The Exams will have 33 per cent internal choice questions. The schools will conduct the practical exams from March 1.
The exams will be held following the COVID-19 pandemic protocols, wearing a face mask, carrying hand sanitisers will be a must and social distancing will be maintained.
CBSE Class X, XII Exam datesheet 2021 is as under:
Speaking on the occasion, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said: “While fixing the datesheet, we have tried that students get a lot of time between exams of important subjects. Students must remain relaxed. We have tried to get connected with students so that students can happily prepare for their exams.”
The minister further said on Twitter: “I hope now that the students have the datesheet, they can prepare well for the exams. They have already proved themselves in difficult circumstances. I extend my gratitude to our teachers, who have acted like warriors and nurtured their students along with the parents.”
Nishank further added: “Gradually the entire country is attaining freedom from the Corona pandemic. The people of the country have turned this crisis into an opportunity. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we have got two vaccines. Still, we must stay alert till everything returns to normal and also help others stay vigilant,” added the minister.
(With IANS Inputs)