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Class 10th, 12th Board Exams 2021 Updates: CBSE to change exam pattern in 2021-22

CBSE, ICSE, UP, Maharashtra Board Class 10th, 12th Exam 2021 Updates: Meanwhile, states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala, Assam and Nagaland have decided to go ahead with the board examination. Many states have either preponed the summer vacations for school students or have decided to shut schools for this month.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 22, 2021 7:31:24 pm
sslc exam, karnataka exam news, sslc exam newsSchool students appearing for the exams. Express photo by Deepak Joshi/ Representational image

Class 10th, 12th Board Exam 2021 Updates: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and Maharashtra Board today announced cancellation of class 10 board exams due to the spike in Covid-19 cases.

CISCE had earlier given students the option of sitting for the exam at a later date. Those who didn’t choose to appear for the exam would have been evaluated on a “fair and unbiased” criterion, the board had said Friday. This decision now stands withdrawn.

Meanwhile, states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala, Assam and Nagaland have decided to go ahead with the board examination. Many states have either preponed the summer vacations for school students or have decided to shut schools for this month.

The National Testing Agency on April 18 deferred JEE Main scheduled to held from April 27. Similarly, many other entrance tests have been postponed like CUSAT.

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Class 10th, 12th Exam 2021 Updates: CBSE, ICSE, Maharashtra Board cancels Class 10 exams

18:06 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Assessment for learning instead of assessment of learning

“The pandemic has exposed the education system to various challenges and opportunities. We are trying to shift the focus from assessment of learning to assessment for learning. Students must be equipped with the ability to solve problems and assessment must shift from testing primarily rote memorisation skills to one that is more formative, is more competency-based, promotes learning and development for our students, and tests higher-order skills, such as analysis, critical thinking, and conceptual clarity,” Biswajit Saha, director, Training and Skill Development, CBSE, told indianexpress.com.

18:04 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Class 11, 12 question papers to have 20% competency-based questions

There will be 20 per cent competency-based questions and 20 per cent objective questions for class 11 and 12 as compared to 20 per cent objective-type questions. Competency-based questions can be in the form of multiple-choice questions (MCQs), case-based questions, source-based integrated questions or any other type. Presently, 70 per cent of questions are short answer/ long answer type but now it will be reduced to 60 per cent.

18:03 (IST)22 Apr 2021
CBSE introduces changes in assessment and evaluation practices for 2021-22 session

While the overall marks and duration of examination shall remain the same, a greater number of competency-based questions or questions that assess the application of concepts in real-life/ unfamiliar situations will be part of the question paper.

15:21 (IST)22 Apr 2021
CGBSE Class 12 exams postponed

The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) today decided to cancel examinations for class 10 amid the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country. The class 12 board exams have been postponed and will be conducted at a later point in time when the situation is conducive. Read more

13:39 (IST)22 Apr 2021
KSET postponed

The University of Mysore, Karnataka, has once again postponed the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) 2021 exam due to the rise in COVID-19 cases across the nation. The exam was initially scheduled to be held on April 11. However, it was rescheduled for April 25 due to pandemic. Read more

11:46 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Schools, colleges closed in Sikkim

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang said on Tuesday that all educational institutions in the state will remain closed till April 30 to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases. It has been decided to close down all schools and colleges in Sikkim till April 30 in order to curb the further spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state. -- PTI

11:29 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Lack of clarity about exams timeline a concern among students and tutors.

Due to Covid-19, most entrance and board exams have been deferred. There's anxiety among lakhs of students and aspirants, mainly due to uncertainty over the conduct of examinations and schedule, which were lined up over the next two months. 

On Tuesday, the Maharashtra government called off the SSC exams. Earlier, the postponement of the HSC board examinations was declared. NEET entrance, originally scheduled on April 18, was cancelled and a fresh date is awaited. IIT-JEE (Mains), which was to be conducted between April 27 and 30, is now postponed. CSIR-NET and UGC NET exam, scheduled between May 2 and 17, too, are indefinitely postponed.

11:12 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Delhi government directs private schools to suspend online classes during summer vacation

All online and semi-online teaching and learning activities shall remain suspended during the summer vacation from April 20 to June 9. The vacation, which was scheduled from May 11 to June 3, has now been rescheduled from April 20 to June 9.

11:07 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Rajasthan govt announces summer vacation for all schools from April 22 to June 6

Rajasthan government on Wednesday announced 45-day summer vacation from April 22 in all government and private schools, according to an official order.

20:20 (IST)21 Apr 2021
Odisha Class 10 result

"In view of the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Class 10 examination conducted by BSE, Odisha scheduled to be held from
May 3, 2021, has been cancelled," announced School and Mass Education Minister S R Dash. The results will be published based on an objective criterion to be developed by the BSE, Odisha, the minister said. "Any candidate, who will not be satisfied with the
marks awarded to him/her on this basis, will be given a chance to appear for an examination only after an improvement in the
COVID-19 pandemic situation," the minister said.

17:25 (IST)21 Apr 2021
Haryana govt declares summer vacation in schools till May 31

Amid spike in Covid-19 cases, the Haryana government Wednesday announced summer vacation in schools till May 31.
      "The schools will remain closed on account of summer holidays from April 22 to May 31," Haryana's Education Minister Kanwar Pal Wednesday said in a tweet.

13:38 (IST)21 Apr 2021
Karnataka: VTU first semester engineering exams to continue

In the wake of Karnataka announcing new measures, the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) today clarified that the ongoing examinations held for first-semester undergraduate engineering students shall continue, “as per academic requirement.” Read more

13:14 (IST)21 Apr 2021
Odisha Class 10 exams cancelled

Board of Secondary Education (BSE) today cancelled the class 10 examination in view of the ongoing Covid-19 second wave across the country. On April 20, a large number of students protested in front of CM Naveen Patnaik's residence demanding the cancellation of the examinations. Read more

12:35 (IST)21 Apr 2021
All educational institutions in Sikkim to remain closed till April 30: CM

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang said on Tuesday that all educational institutions in the state will remain closed till April 30 to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases. It has been decided to close down all schools and colleges in Sikkim till April 30 in order to curb the further spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state, he said at a function here.

The state government has further decided that all government offices will function with 50 per cent capacity from April 22, Tamang said. The chief minister also urged the people to not undertake unnecessary travel out of Sikkim and strictly abide by COVID-19 appropriate behaviour in order to keep the disease at bay. -- PTI 

12:21 (IST)21 Apr 2021
Schools, colleges closed in Jharkhand

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren on Tuesday announced closure of educational institutes. “All educational institutions including schools, colleges, ITI, skill development centres, coaching classes, tuition classes, training institutions shall be closed”. Moreover, all government recruitment examinations are deferred.

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11:29 (IST)21 Apr 2021
Maharashtra cancels class 10 exams

“Several states have taken a decision to cancel 10th board exams and promote students based on internal assessment. We wanted to bring uniformity in this policy. We are deliberating on how to address the issues related to deriving aggregate marks or grades,” education minister said . The 10th board exams, originally scheduled in February-March, had earlier been postponed to April and then to early June.

11:25 (IST)21 Apr 2021
Odisha students demand cancellation of class 10 exams

Seeking cancellation of the class 10 examination conducted by the BSE Odisha, a large number of students on Tuesday staged a protest in front of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s residence here. The students argued that there is no clarity by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) which conducts the annual matriculation or class 10 examinations in the state. The BSE had earlier put on hold the examination and did not clarify whether the examination will be held in the coming days or canceled in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

20:37 (IST)20 Apr 2021
Rajasthan Technological University postpones UG and PG exam

Rajasthan Technological University today deferred the first and third-semester undergraduate and first-semester postgraduate level examinations scheduled to be conducted in May. A decision on conducting the exam will be taken after the assessment of the situation on the ground. The classes for rest of the students will continue in the online mode. 

20:20 (IST)20 Apr 2021
JNU issues strict guidelines inside campus for week-long lockdown

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has issued strict guidelines and imposed several restrictions on the campus during the week-long lockdown in Delhi to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases. Source: PTI

20:06 (IST)20 Apr 2021
The evaluation process for Class 1-9 to decide on promotion: Karnataka Edu Minister

The Karnataka government today came up with a promotion evaluation system for the students from classes one to nine. "Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation Programme will be the deciding factor for promotion of children of classes 1 to 9," Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, S Suresh Kumar said. He said in a statement that schools must complete the result process by April 30. Read more

Class 10th, 12th Board Exam 202 Updates: AP, Goa to conduct board exams as per schedule

Class 10th, 12th Board Exam 2021 Updates: Karnataka SSLC and other exams will be held as scheduled, the state education minister told indianexpress.com. The ICSE or class 10 board exams have been cancelled in view of the worsening COVID-19 situation and the option for students to appear later has been withdrawn, board secretary Gerry Arathoon said on Tuesday. Last week, the board had postponed both class 10 and 12 exams. The Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) had announced that class 10 students will get an option to either write the exams later or get evaluated on the basis of an alternative criteria. With inputs from PTI

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