The Union Government’s announcement to postpone the board exams owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been encountered with mixed responses. While a majority of the parents, students, and teachers have jerked a sigh of relaxation after getting broadened time for preparation of the examinations, few are illustrating questions such as the absence of practical classes, clash with competitive medical test including NEET 2021 and other state school exams. They are eager to know about the status of the reopening of schools so they could get hands-on knowledge with a practical understanding. As the students have not been equipped to attend practical classes, one of them said to clarify practical’s, have they achieved some alternative or students will understand practical online.
Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Education Minister declared dates for the board exams in an online session on December 31. CBSE Board exams will be held in offline mode from 4 May to 10 June while the practical exams will commence from 1 March and can go on till the beginning of the theory exam. The CBSE results will be declared by 15 July.
Several doubts were put up considering the government announcement on CBSE board exams. There are questions about the deferred CBSE board exams 2021 might clash with other occasions such as state elections.
Koushik on Twitter said elections in West Bengal are planned in May. Hope those dates will be modified consequently. Usually, during elections, the schools remain involved with the central powers, polling officers, and policies.
However, even the school teachers have illustrated their questions regarding the CBSE exams. Sarita Gangwar, who teaches Maths at Kendriya Vidyalaya NER, Bareilly said only if the physical classes overview, this postponement will confirm to be helpful. The undertakings to perform the exams in May would be unsuccessful if students are restricted from face to face interactions.
Teachers and students had been petitioning for postponement of exams for the past 1 month. The Education Minister had held 3 online sessions throughout December to examine the difficulties of students and teachers.