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CBSE Board Class 10, 12 Exam Date Sheet 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Exam from May 4, check entire schedule

CBSE Board Class 10, 12 Exam Date Sheet 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: In 2020, exam schedule was of 45 days, however, in 2021 exam schedule is of 39 days. Accordingly, six days less is taken to conduct the exams in 2021. However, the board claims to have given "sufficient" time between exams of two main subjects to help students prepare.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 4, 2021 9:24:15 am
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CBSE Board Class 10, 12 Exam Date Sheet 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the datesheet of classes 10 and 12 examinations today. The exams are scheduled to be held from May 4 to June 10. Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank released the datasheet through a video message and wished students for the exams. The datesheet is available now at cbse.gov.in.

In 2020, exam schedule was of 45 days, however, in 2021 exam schedule is of 39 days. Accordingly, six days less is taken to conduct the exams in 2021. However, the board claims to have given “sufficient” time between exams of two main subjects to help students prepare.

Read | What Budget 2021 tells us about reforms in CBSE Board exams

Due to the pandemic, the syllabus for both class 10 and 12 exams has been reduced by 30 per cent. Further, board exams will have 33 per cent internal choice questions. The schools will conduct the practical exams from March 1.

The exams will be held following the COVID-19 pandemic protocols, wearing a face mask, carrying hand sanitisers will be a must and social distancing will be maintained.

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CBSE exam datesheets 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Check schedule of classes 10, 12

22:35 (IST)03 Feb 2021
Over 34 lakh students to appear for board exams

Over 34 lakh students have registered this year for classes 10 and 12 examinations. Crowd management and COVID-19 guidelines will be followed during the exam. "Please be assured that we have done our best to ensure that these exams go smoothly for you. Wish you good luck!," Education minister Pokhriyal tweeted.

15:27 (IST)03 Feb 2021
Check CBSE Class 12th datesheet 

The exam schedule of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 has been released. The students will appear for the board exams from May 4 to June 10 amid COVID-19 pandemic.

The class 12 exam will be conducted in two shifts – 10.30 to 1.30 pm and the afternoon shift at 2.30 pm onwards. According to CBSE, in second shift, exams of the subjects which are not offered by the students of schools situated abroad will be held. 

Check CBSE Class 12 exam schedule 

10:25 (IST)03 Feb 2021
Check CBSE Class 10 datesheet

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the datesheet of class 10 examination. The exams will be held in offline mode from May 4 to June 10. The board has said they have released the schedule three months prior the exam so that “they make their study plan and overcome the problems faced during pandemic.” 

Check class 10 exam schedule  

21:22 (IST)02 Feb 2021
CBSE to ask more application-based questions

CBSE will introduce application-based questions in class 12 board exams from 2021. “There will be more case-study based questions wherein a paragraph will be given to students and they will have to answer questions after reading the paragraph. This will assess students on their reading, understanding, interpretation, and answer writing abilities and move away from the rot learning,” said Joseph Emmanuel, director, academics at CBSE...read more

19:28 (IST)02 Feb 2021
Number of days reduced, exam in double shift

Controller of Examinations Sanyam Bharadwaj said there has been an attempt to reduce the number of days dedicated to the examination, “so schools which will function as exam centres will be able to use the days for their own activities”. While in 2020 the examinations had been conducted over 45 days, this year 75 class X papers and 111 class XII papers will be conducted over 39 days. Bharadwaj also said exams have been scattered in such a way that too many candidates will not be writing their papers on any given day.

19:13 (IST)02 Feb 2021
What Budget 2021 says about reforms in Board exams

While addressing the media after the presentation of the Budget on Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “We will introduce reforms in CBSE Board Exam in a phased manner, which will be effective from the 2022-23 academic session. Exams will move away from rote-learning and students shall be tested on their conceptual clarity, analytical skills, and application of knowledge to real-life situations.”...read more

18:45 (IST)02 Feb 2021
CBSE 12 exams to be held in two shifts

The class 12 exam will be conducted in two shifts – 10.30 to 1.30 pm and the afternoon shift at 2.30 pm onwards. According to CBSE, in the second shift, exams of the subjects which are not offered by the students of schools situated abroad will be held. CBSE 12th datasheet here

18:36 (IST)02 Feb 2021
CBSE board exams to go low stake

The NEP suggests making the board exams low-stake. Following the suggestion, CBSE had last year introduced MCQs or application-based questions. This year, the board has decided to increase the number of such questions. The Ministry of Education, in an official notice, informed that the number of competency-based questions for classes 10 and 12 board exams will increase by 10% every year in a phased manner.

18:07 (IST)02 Feb 2021
Board exams to be held amid COVID precautions
18:01 (IST)02 Feb 2021
CBSE to students: Have 3 months, make studyplan accordingly
17:49 (IST)02 Feb 2021
Exams to be held over fewer days

In class 10, exams for 75 subjects and in class 12 exam of 111 subjects will be conducted. In 2020, exam schedule was of 45 days, however, in 2021 exam schedule is of 39 days. Accordingly, six days less is taken to conduct the exams in 2021. However, the board claims to have given “sufficient” time between exams of two main subjects to help students prepare.

17:39 (IST)02 Feb 2021
CBSE class 10 exams from May 4

CBSE class 10 exams will begin on May 4 and conclude on June 10. The exams will be held from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Check the entire class 10 date sheet here.

17:34 (IST)02 Feb 2021
Class 12 exams to be held in 2 shifts

CBSE in an official notice said that datesheet has been released "nearly three months before so that students can make their study plan and overcome the problems faced during the pandemic." It claims to have given "sufficient time" between exams of main subjects in both classes 10 and 12. The class 12 exams will be held in two shifts to reduce the number of days of conducting exams. In second shift exams of subjects which are not offered by students of schools situated abroad will be conducted.

17:31 (IST)02 Feb 2021
CBSE 12th date sheet

17:19 (IST)02 Feb 2021
CBSE 10th date sheet

17:03 (IST)02 Feb 2021
Nishank announces Classes 10, 12 exam datesheets

Dear Students, hereby announcing the much-awaited date-sheet of @cbseindia29 board exams of X & XII.Please be assured that we have done our best to ensure that these exams go smoothly for you. Wish you good luck! @SanjayDhotreMP @EduMinOfIndia @PIB_India https://t.co/P9XvyMIfNq— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) February 2, 2021

16:48 (IST)02 Feb 2021
Why Classes 10, 12 exams in May?

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct board examinations for Classes 10 and 12 from May 4 to June 10. In a notification issued Thursday, it mentioned, "“As the situation due to COVID-19 pandemic by faced by students/teachers, and schools is unprecedented, CBSE in order to ensure a conducive environment to the students for the exams and based on the feedbacks and consultations with diverse stakeholders, has decided the following and accordingly notified that the board examination for class 10 and 12 will commence from May 4, 2021 (Tuesday)."

16:29 (IST)02 Feb 2021
CBSE datesheet to be announced at 5 pm: Nishank

The datesheet of CBSE classes 10, 12 exams will be announced at 5 pm today, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank informed in his tweet. 

15:46 (IST)02 Feb 2021
Delhi nursery admissions to commence soon: Arvind Kejriwal

The nursery admission process in New Delhi will commence soon, CM Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday, as quoted by news agency ANI. The chief minister also hinted on reopening of schools for classes 1 to 8. “Children want to go back to schools and colleges but parents and teachers are worried. Since vaccines are here, we hope we will be able to open schools soon,” he said.

14:47 (IST)02 Feb 2021
New evaluation scheme 

Last year, as the board exams were cancelled due to pandemic, CBSE adopted a new marking scheme. As per the new marking scheme, the subjects for which exams could not be held, marks will be based on the ‘average of best of three subjects’ for which the student has already given the exam. 

In case a student has appeared for only three papers, the assessment will be made on the basis of the best of two and for limited students who have appeared for only one or two exams, the marks obtained in the internal or practicals will be considered.

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CBSE Classes 10, 12 exam schedule 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: CBSE will announce the results of class 10, 12 exams by July 15.

Last year, a total of 88.78 per cent students cleared the class 12 exam, and 91.46 per cent passed the class 10 exam.