CBSE’s COVID-19 Guidelines, Exams In Double Shifts; All You Need To Know
CBSE board exams 2021: The Class 12 exams will begin on May 4 and will be held in two sessions, the first from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and the second between 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The Class 10 exams will begin on May 6, 2021, and will be held in a single shift.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the Classes 10 and 12 date sheets for the upcoming board examinations. The Class 12 exams will begin on May 4 and will be held in two sessions, the first from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and the second between 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The Class 10 exams will begin on May 6, 2021, and will be held in a single shift. An additional 15 minutes time will be provided to the students to read the question papers. This time, apart from the regular exam-day guidelines, the CBSE has also released the COVID-19 guidelines such as all the board exams students will have to wear face masks. The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ also said that the exam centres will be allocated in a way to avoid overcrowding at one place.
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Every year, approximately 1.5 million students appear for the CBSE Class 12 board examinations and 1.8 million students write the CBSE Class 10 board examinations. This year, the CBSE has reduced thirty percent of the board exams syllabus and introduced more option-based questions. The board practical exams will be conducted at the school-level starting March 1 till the beginning of the theory papers.
CBSE has issued certain features of Classes 10,12 board exam date sheets-
CBSE Class 12 Exams: important points
Class 12 board papers will be held in two shifts to reduce the number of days of conduct of examinations. In the second shift, those exams will be conducted which are not held abroad.
The exams will be conducted in the second shift only on four days.
Class 12 exams will be conducted for a total of 114 subjects
The CBSE Class 12 exams will start on May 4 with the English Elective / Core paper. The Class 12 CBSE Exams will end on June 11 with Entrepreneurship/ Biotechnology / Library and Information Science / Beauty and Wellness / Agriculture.
CBSE Class 10 Exams: important points
On days when the Class board exams will be held in the evening shift, Class 10 board exams will be held in the morning shift at more exam centres to maintain social distancing in and around the exam halls.
Class 10 exams will be conducted for a total of 75 subjects
The exams will begin on May 4 with language papers -- Odia, Kannada and Lepcha and will end on June 7 with the Computer Applications paper.
Most of the exams will be held for a duration of three hours but subjects including Painting, Carnatic Music and Hindustani Music will be conducted for two-hours’ duration between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
In addition to this, government has also tried to reduce the stress on the board exams students and follow COVID-19 protocols
Sufficient time has been given between two board exams to allow the students prepare for each paper without much stress
No school staff which has worked in the morning shift will also be given the evening shift to reduce the burden on them.
This year, the board exams will spread over fewer days. Board exams 2021 will be held over 39 days, 6 days lesser than the previous year when the board exams were held over 45 days.
Date sheet has been prepared in a manner that the total number of students at examination centres would not be more complying to the COVID-19 norms.
CBSE Answer booklets will be distributed to the students from 10 am to 10:15 am and for the afternoon session at 2 pm
Students will be provided the CBSE Question papers 15 minutes before the start of the exam to allow the students read the question paper