CBSE 2021 exams to be held in written mode, board exploring possibilities for practicals| All you need to know about board tests
CBSE 2021 exams: Settling all speculations about Class 10 and Class 12 board exams 2021, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) early this week had issued statement saying that the tests will be held in conventional written mode and not in online mode
CBSE 2021 exams: Settling all speculations about Class 10 and Class 12 board exams 2021, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) early this week had issued statement saying that the tests will be held in conventional written mode and not in online mode. Although CBSE continues to be tightlipped around CBSE Class 10, Class 12 date sheet, It provided much needed clarity to all stakeholders about the CBSE board exams 2021 patter at least. However, questions that also needs answering is what will happen to practical exams, how will these be conducted?
According to sources, the board is not in a favour of online exams since not everyone has equal access to technology and the internet and therefore it would be best to conduct CBSE board exams 2021 in written pattern as earlier.
Sources say practical examinations will be held for class 12 students, who have been able to attend practical classes. However, several students have complained that they could not attend even a single practical class as their school did not open due to the pandemic. Keeping this in mind, the board has announced that it is exploring alternate modes for marking CBSE board exams 2020 practicals.
"In case students are not able to do practicals in classes before the exams, alternatives to practical exams will have to be explored," the board said in a statement.
Practicals are only held for class 12 students, the marks for which vary from 20 to 30. These are often held within the school, but are marked by an external examiner or observer.
Meanwhile, a final date for the CBSE board exam 2020 Practical examinations is yet to be issued by the board.
Speaking to PTI, a senior official confirmed that consultation on the possible exam dates for CBSE Board Exam 2021 were underway. There are news and rumours of a possible delay in the class 10, 12 board examinations. To that, neither confirmation nor denial was offered.
So far, the board has taken no decision on the conduct of CBSE board exams 2021 for both class 10 and 12.
Sources indicate that an announcement on CBSE board exam 2020 could be made by Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal on 10 December, during which the minister will talk about 'upcoming competitive and board exams.'
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