Published: 15th December 2020
When will CBSE Board Exams 2021 be held? Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal may announce it on this date
The CBSE had stated earlier the examinations will be conducted in a written format and not online. Students, parents and teachers have been concerned about the safety in exam halls
Following his live session with students and parents from across the country on December 10 where he attempted to answer some of their pressing demands, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal is set to go live on his official Twitter handle once again — this time to interact with teachers. The session is scheduled for December 17 at 4 pm to discuss the issues and concerns surrounding the 2021 board exams. Since the Central Board of Secondary Education has not announced the examination schedule yet, students, parents and teachers have been quite worried.
"Dear Teachers, I will be going LIVE on Dec 17 at 4 PM to talk to you all about the upcoming board exams. Please share your queries/concerns with me using #EducationMinisterGoesLive. I will be happy to address them all," the Education Minister said in a tweet.
While students have been asking for a postponement, CBSE had stated earlier the examinations will be conducted in a written format and not online, which has raised quite a few eyebrows owing to the pandemic. During his live session on December 10, Pokhriyal had assured everyone that the exams will be conducted with precautions in place and keeping in mind the safety of students.
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2020 was conducted on time, the minister had said. "So was National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the largest exam conducted during the lockdown. The way we conducted the exam keeping the safety measures in place was exemplary. The election commission followed it in places where polls were conducted," Pokhriyal had said during his session.
The CBSE even stated that it will reduce the syllabus by 30 per cent for the board exams that are scheduled to be held in 2021, said Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in his live session on December 10 addressing the concerns of the parents and students.
He had also spoken about reopening schools during his previous session. "If safety guidelines are followed properly starting from their houses to their schools, no student will get infected," he had said. Emphasising the importance of following protocols he added that wearing masks is extremely important while stepping out of the house. "Everyone starting from students, parents, to staff and teachers at schools have to be careful at every step."