Delhi announced the dates for pre-board exams to be conducted by the state schools. The schools reopened for Class 10 and Class 12 from January 18, and the tentative dates for the pre-boards for Class 10 are from April 1 to 15, and for Class 12 is from March 20 to April 15, 2021. The Delhi High Court earlier dismissed the pleas by parents to cancel the conduction of the board exams.
New CBSE Board Exam pattern, sample papers
The CBSE updated the Board exam pattern and sample paper on its official site cbse.nic.in. It increased the weightage of Multiple-Choice based questions (MCQs) by 10% than just subjective questions.
The CBSE board exams will be held in offline or pen-and-paper mode after many requests citing the inadequacy of resources for online exams.
Important CBSE board Major Announcements
The Final datesheet for Classes 10 and 12 are yet to be declared. There’s a continuous request to the Union Minister to make it available at the earliest.
CBSE Admit cards 2021 are not out yet and perhaps are expected to be released on the official site before the theory papers in the month of May. Delhi government has issued certain rules and guidelines to hold internal assessments, practical exams, pre-boards, and conduct project work.
- Not more than 12-15 students to be allowed inside the laboratories at a time.
- Implement the bubbling effect by grouping students together for lab work and other projects to minimize contact with others.
- Hand sanitization compulsory at the lab entry in all the schools
The school principals have also set student-friendly dates for the conduction of the exam. Yet some parents lauded the Education minister’s decision while some filed a plea.
Students filed a petition for canceling CBSE board exams
Many students filed a petition on a website asking the Education Ministry to cancel the board exams 2021. All signatories cited various problems like the ineffectiveness of online classes and inadequacy of learning/ studying resources to prepare for the exams and hence requested to cancel them.
Even though many parents and students supported and signed the petition, the Union Education Minister clearly stated the exams will neither be postponed any further nor be canceled.