CBSE Board exams schedule to be decided based on Covid situation, says Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
New Delhi/IBNS: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will not hold examinations for for classes 10 and 12 in the month of January and February and the decision on the date of tests will be taken later based on the circumstances, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said on Tuesday, reported media.
Nishank said unlike every year when practical exams would be conducted in January and the exams would be completed between mid-February to mid-March, this year the dates cannot be determined due to the Covid-19 situation and the schedule for the board exam will be fixed based on the circumstances.
He, however, clarified that the syllabus will not be cut short any further as it had been already curtailed by 30 per cent, and added that there will be sufficient options for students to attempt the questions.
The Education minister said board exams cannot be held online as there is a large section of students in the country who do not have access to digital means.
He added that the government is trying to bridge the gap but it continues to remain a challenge.
Nishank said the government had taken all the decisions amid the pandemic keeping in mind the best interest of the students and it will continue to do so.