There have been a lot of posts on social media announcing the dates for the CBSE Board examinations to be held in 2021. However, CBSE had clarified that the Board will announce the dates on its portal and apart from that NO NEWS is to be believed.
In the meanwhile, the Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal has rescheduled his interaction with teachers and students through Twitter and Facebook, for 4PM on 22 December 2020 to discuss the issues pertaining to the Board Exams, studies and question papers formats, etc.
The Ministry of Education tweeted earlier today evening that the WEBINAR on Facebook and Twitter (follow and interact with #EducationMinisterGoesLive) has been rescheduled following the overwhelming response to the earlier announcement.
Teachers, save the date!— Ministry of Education (@EduMinOfIndia) December 18, 2020
Union Education Minister Shri @DrRPNishank will be going live via his Twitter/FB Pages on December 22 at 4 PM to interact with you all on the upcoming board exams.
Till then keep sharing your concerns with him using #EducationMinisterGoesLive. pic.twitter.com/2nqWXKyRVp
Pokhriyal, in his last webinar had clarified that the Board examinations may get delayed if the COVID-19 pandemic spread is not brought under control. He had also hinted that there could be an alternative to the practical examinations format as almost all schools have remained closed during the pandemic outbreak. He had also mentioned that the question paper format might see several changes in terms of difficulty as well as format - the questions could be more application based and consist of more MCQs and objective type questions.
He had also assured that the students will get ample time to prepare and the exam dates will be announced well in advance.
Image Source: Twitter Account of Ministry of Education