Bihar Board Exams 2021: Students demand exam postponement citing safety reasons amid COVID-19

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Yamini Saini
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Updated on Jan 22, 2021 16:51 IST

Owing to closure of schools, no access to digital class and less time provided for revision, students have been asking the state board to postpone the exams.

Many students who have registered for Bihar Board examinations for classes 10 and 12 have been demanding the postponement of the BSEB 10th and BSEB 12th examinations 2021. The students have cited safety reasons and poor preparedness as reasons for the postponement of the exams. Owing to closure of schools, no access to digital class and less time provided for revision, students have been asking the state board to postpone the exams, which are scheduled to commence from February 1 to 13  for Class 12 students, while exams for Class 10 will be held between February 17 to 24, 2021.

Students have alleged that unlike other boards that have postponed its examinations, BSEB is sticking to its usual time table of conducting the Class 10, 12 exams in March. Moreover, BSEB has not reduced BSEB 10th Syllabus or BSEB 12th Syllabus 2021.

Some students have also raised questions on safety protocols being followed in schools after several students and teachers tested COVID-19 positive in Patna, Gaya and Munger early this month.

To raise their demand, students also took to social media platform Twitter and tweeted #postpone_biharboardexam2021.

When contacted, a teacher of Shastri Nagar Girls’ School, said, “After reopening of school, attendance is very low. Except few, majority of them are still unfamiliar with major topics. Passing percentage is likely to decline this year.”

Meanwhile, BSEB officials have geared up to complete the necessary arrangements for conducting board exams on stipulated schedule.

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Yamini Saini
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Yamini has over 5 years of working experience in the editorial field. She has been working with Shiksha from the last three years. She covers current news and other information on school board exams. With a post-gra... Read Full Bio

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