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Class 10th, 12th Board Exams 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Karnataka SSLC exams to held as scheduled, ICSE exams cancelled

CBSE, UP, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh Board Class 10th, 12th Exam 2021 Updates: A decision on CISCE board exams is expected to release today. Meanwhile, besides CBSE, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Rajasthan have either cancelled class 10 board exams or have deferred the dates.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 20, 2021 1:57:26 pm
Madhyamik 1200The education department has issued some centralised evaluation directives to be followed in all its schools. Representational image/ file

Class 10th, 12th Board Exam 2021 Updates: After the Education Ministry postponed the CBSE class 12 exams and cancelled class 10 exams, other states have followed the suit. In two days, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and other states have decided to review the situation later for class 12 board exams. However, states like Kerala and Karnataka are firm on their decision to conduct board exams.

The CISCE has decided to postpone class 12 exams and the final decision will be made after assessing the situation in the first week of June. Meanwhile, National Testing Agency has postponed UPCET and JEE Main (April) 2021, which was scheduled to be conducted from April 27-30.

On Thursday evening, Health Ministry postponed NEET PG which was to held on April 18. Therefore, the schedule of NEET-UG 2021 is unlikely to release soon. Jammu Kashmir board and Odisha too have deferred board exams. In Punjab, students of classes 5, 8 and 10 are to be promoted without taking any exam.

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Class 10th, 12th Board Exams 2021 Live Updates: Karnataka, Kerala to conduct exams, CISCE and Andhra Pradesh decision likely today

13:57 (IST)20 Apr 2021
Karnataka to conduct SSLC as scheduled

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar Wednesday today said the SSLC exams to be held as scheduled that is June 21 to July 5. Read more

11:11 (IST)20 Apr 2021
ICSE exams cancelled

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) class X ICSE board exams have been cancelled because of the worsening situation of the Covid-19 pandemic”. Read here

22:17 (IST)19 Apr 2021
Delhi schools to remain shut till June 9

Due to spike in Covid-19 cases, schools in Delhi will remain shut till June 9 in Delhi. Earlier, the summer holidays for all government, aided, and private schools were from May 11 till June 30, however it has been preponed. Read more

11:23 (IST)18 Apr 2021
JEE Main (April) 2021: New dates to be announced 15 days before the exam

The revised dates for the JEE (Main) – 2021 April session will be announced later on and at least 15 days before the examination. “Looking at the present situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and also taking into account the safety and well-being of the candidates and examination functionaries, it has been decided to postpone the JEE (Main) – 2021 April Session,” read the official announcement by the NTA. Read more

11:22 (IST)18 Apr 2021
JEE Main (April) 2021 deferred

Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, the National Testing Agency (NTA) today decided to reschedule the JEE Main (April) 2021. 

19:21 (IST)17 Apr 2021
Bangalore University postpones exams

Bangalore University has postponed the first, second and third semester BArch/ BTech (CBCS scheme) of University Visvesvaraya Engineering College commencing from April 19. Also, the third semester MBA/MCA/ M.Ed/ MSc (Statistics) examination commencing from April 20. Read more

14:20 (IST)17 Apr 2021
Chhattisgarh Board to conduct Class 12 exams as scheduled

Chhattisgarh Board postponed Class 10 exams this week. However, Class 12 exams will held as per the schedule. CGBSE Secretary Prof VK Goyal said in a statement that a circular claiming Class 12 exam is cancelled is going viral. He said it is fake and students should not get confused. Class 12 Board exam will begin from May 3 and will end on May 24. The examination will be held offline.

10:35 (IST)17 Apr 2021
ICSE, ISC exams put off, Class X students can opt not to take board exam

The CISCE said while the Class XII examination would be conducted at a later date, the “candidates for the ICSE (Class X) examination will be given options” to either “write the offline examination along with Class XII candidates” or “not to write the offline examination”. Read more

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22:40 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Tripura suspends classes in schools, colleges and varsities

Amid rising cases of COVID-19Tripura government Friday announced to suspend classes in schools, colleges and universities including professional education colleges and institutes from April 17 for an indefinite period. Meanwhile, this decision will not affect the ongoing examinations at schools, colleges and universities would remain unaffected. Read more

19:07 (IST)16 Apr 2021
CISCE class 10 students to be evaluated based on an objective criterion

The CISCE has provided the class 10 students with the choice to appear for the offline exams, if and when the new schedule is released. Those students who will choose not to appear for the exams will be evaluated on an objective criterion, which will be developed by the board. Read more

19:05 (IST)16 Apr 2021
CISCE postpones class 12 exams, final decision to be taken in June first week

The latest notification by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), class 12 board exams stand postponed. The final decision on class 12 exams will be taken in the first week of June. Class 10 students will have a choice to either appear or not appear for offline exams. 

18:30 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Rajasthan schools and educational institutions to remain closed on April 17

Rajasthan state schools and other educational institutions will remain closed on April 17 owing to the weekend curfew imposed in the state to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases. 

16:22 (IST)16 Apr 2021
CISCE, West Bengal, Jharkhand yet to make decision on Class 10, 12 board exams

The West Bengal Board of Secondary (WBBSE) officials have said that an appropriate decision will be taken by the government after reviewing the situation of the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state. Read more

14:48 (IST)16 Apr 2021
KSET to held on April 25

The exam was postponed due to unavoidable reasons. The revised date is April 25.
Prof H Rajasekhar, co-ordinating officer, informed that all Deputy Commissioners, related government workers, and police from across districts cooperate to ensure the exam is conducted successfully.”

14:20 (IST)16 Apr 2021
JAC postpones practical exams

Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) today posted on their website that practicals tests of classes 10 and 12 have been postponed due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the state. The JAC had started the practical exams for Classes 10 and 12 on April 6. However, decision on the theory examinations is awaited.

14:13 (IST)16 Apr 2021
AP Education Minister: SSC to held as per schedule

Unlike Telangana, Andhra Pradesh has no plans to defer exams. Minister for education, Audimulapu Suresh recently tweeted that Class 10 exams will be held in the state as scheduled which is between June 7 and 16

13:54 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Educationists concern, students happy: Here's how students reacted

While education experts have shown concern on the postponement of board exams, students are happy and at the same time concerned about college admissions. Some of them have requested the ministry to cancel class 12 exams and postpone the competitive exams as well.

13:39 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Jharkand Board to announce decision on board exams soon

States like Jharkhand will soon announce their plans on board exams. While CBSE has cancelled class 10, states like UP have postponed for both class 10 and class 12

13:33 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Postponing class 12 board exams has distressed students and parents

“The recent announcement by CBSE postponing the class 12 board exams has been a huge cause of concern for millions of students and their parents across the country. While the situation owing to the resurgence of the pandemic is unprecedented, the need of the hour is to address the duress that the students are faced with,” says Rajendra S Pawar, Founder, NIIT University. 

13:31 (IST)16 Apr 2021
‘Assessing students’ wellbeing, not aptitude is the need of the hour’   

“Board aspirants have spoken out for exams to be postponed or conducted in online mode for their safety and some boards have rescheduled and some for the time being decided to keep powering on with offline exams but with the right safety precautions in place. As school gates reopened, classmates reunited and teaching resumed, normalcy was barely achieved before they were thrust back into lockdown mode, all over again. This in itself is a huge change and challenge our students are already dealing with. The real issue that needs to be addressed is the impact of lockdown on our students,” says Ajeenkya DY Patil, President, Ajeenkya DY Patil University., cbse board exams 2021, cbse board exam 2021, cbse board exams, board exams 2021, education news, cbe latest news, cbse practical exam Know all updates on board exams here (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha/ Representational)

Class 10th, 12th Board Exam 2021 Updates: Gujarat board exam date for Class 10 and 12 has been postponed on Thursday. GSEB has announced promotions for students of Classes 1 to 9 and 11. Punjab board exams 2021 for Class 10, 12 have also been postponed. The Odisha government too on Thursday decided to defer Odisha Class 10, 12 board exams.


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First published on: 16-04-2021 at 12:15:28 pm