SunstarTV Bureau: Resting all speculations, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) informed that the 2021 board exams will be conducted in ‘written mode’ (pen and paper) and not online, dates for the conduct of the examination are still underway, on Wednesday.
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is scheduled to interact with students via Twitter on 10 December. During this live interaction, he is expected to answer exam-related queries.
The CBSE has not yet taken a final decision regarding the dates and schedule of Class 10 and Class 12 board exams to be held next year, but that it is in consultation with various stakeholders, the board’s spokesperson, Rama Sharma said.
“No final decision has been taken regarding the dates for conduct of board exams, and consultations with stakeholders are still in process. The exams, as and when they are conducted, will be in written mode and not in an online mode. The exams will be conducted following all Covid-19 protocols,” the CBSE said in a statement released yesterday.
The CBSE has also said it will look for alternatives to practical exams, as schools are currently closed and students do not have access to laboratories.
“In case a student is not able to do practicals in classes before the exams, alternative to practical exams will have to be explored,” the CBSE statement added.