Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has said the CBSE class 10 and 12 exams would be held offline since “many schools are in rural areas”, and would not be postponed. The exams will take place after February 2021.
In an online exchange with teachers and other students on Tuesday, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal added that the exams – which are usually held in March-April – would not be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the syllabus has been decreased.
The CBSE board exams will be supervised on a reduced syllabus. Thirty percent of the total syllabus has been discarded. While some states have declared as much, others are likely to make an announcement soon. There will also be 33 percent internal choice in the board exam, the minister said.
Mr Pokhriyal added that state boards are expected to follow suit on conducting offline exams and would declare the dates separately.
Tuesday’s webinar was meant to answer queries about whether the CBSE board exams would be conducted online or offline and addresses teachers’ concerns shared on Twitter.