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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board examinations 2021 will be conducted only after February, Union Minister of Education Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal said on Tuesday.
In an interaction with teachers via Video Conference on Tuesday, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal said, “We will not be able to hold CBSE board examinations till February 2021."
He informed that the dates for the same will be announced later on.
The minister also interacted with the students, parents and teachers, who over the course of the interaction, requested the Education Ministry to postpone the exam dates.
The decision to postpone the exam was taken by the ministry considering the COVID-19 pandemic.
As India is getting ready for the vaccination drive early next year, normalcy is likely to return like regular classes, offline exams besides other operations.
Furthermore, the minister clarified that the upcoming board exams will be conducted in offline mode; likewise, there will be alternative modes for practical exams as most students have not been able to attend their practical classes.
The CBSE clarification comes as a relief to the parents and teachers as there was an air of uncertainty over the CBSE board exams for class 10 and 12 this year.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)