Class-12 Board Exams To Be Held From Mid-July With New Exam Pattern?

25-May-21

Earlier in the month of April, in the wake of the rising corona cases all over the world, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) took the decision to cancel the class 10 board Exam and postpone them for Class 12.

Since then a lot of speculation has been circulating around it. A section of students has been protesting on social media platforms seeking the cancelation of class 12 offline exams. According to sources, the CBSE has proposed conducting Class 12 Board exams between July 15 and August 26 and the result would be declared in September. The board exams are said to be conducted in offline mode.

If sources are to be believed, the class- 12 board exam for 2021 may not follow the regular protocol. Knowing the importance of board exams in the student’s life, CBSE has come up with two suggestions. The first is holding exams only for a few subjects and the second is holding exams for 1.5 hours instead of three hours. Yesterday the ministry of education hosted a meeting with various high-profile ministers and state education secretaries. The consensus of the majority has seemingly drifted towards the latter option.

A source has informed PTI that “The exams will be of 90 minutes duration instead of three hours and will be conducted in same schools where students are enrolled. The questions will be objective and very short answer types. Students will have to appear in one language and three elective subjects. The tentative timeline for this option is the first phase of exams from July 15 to August 1 and the second phase from August 8-26. Exams are proposed to be conducted on Sundays also.”

The final decision will be out on June 1. The exam pattern is also believed to be changed for this year, considering the educational losses of the students. The students, parents, and teachers are on the verge of biting their nails in the wait and hope of the final decision as this year is extremely crucial for the students.