Education Minister of India Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ is going to announce the dates of 10th and 12th board examinations on Thursday, 31 December.
On December 26, Ramesh Pokhriyal gave this information through a tweet. He had told that he will announce on December 31 when the CBSE board examinations will start in the year 2021.
Earlier, the Education Minister had refused to conduct the 10th and 12th board examinations till February in view of the circumstances created by the covid-19 epidemic.
Usually CBSE board practical exams start in January and written exams are held in the last weeks of February every year.
While communicating with the teachers through digital medium, the Education Minister had recently said that it would not be possible to conduct the exam in January-February. But when the examinations will be conducted, various parties will give information after deliberations.
Some senior CBSE officials have already indicated that the board examinations will not be online. Earlier, speculations were being made as to what examinations would be held online on the lines of online classes. But the Ministry of Education is of the view that the examinations should be offline so that all students can be included in it.
Online exam requires computer and Internet facility. But there has been a constant concern about online education in India that not all students have the same resources, not all students have access to computer and internet, so conducting online examinations here means many students with this system Have to be carried out.
Education Minister recently said that it will be mandatory for students to wear masks during examinations. Circumstances are odd. But it is not that major examinations were not conducted in India. We also conducted big exams like NEET during the pandemic period. Board examinations will also be conducted in the same successful manner.