CBSE, ICSE Board Exams 2021 expected to be POSTPONED: Reports

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Anum Ansari
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New Delhi, Updated on Oct 27, 2020 00:27 IST

However, the reports also suggest that a final decision would be taken only after the directives from the Education Ministry. 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), are likely to postpone the upcoming board examinations, according to the latest media reports. Considering the closure of the schools for the past seven months, the two national boards are reportedly mulling to postpone the DFP-Banner

">CBSE Board Examination 2021 and ICSE, ISC Board Exams 2021 by 45 to 60 days. However, the reports also suggest that a final decision would be taken only after the directives from the Education Ministry. 

As reported by a leading media portal, the officials are mulling the possibility of postponing the board examinations to May 2021. The development comes after the Delhi government’s education department wrote to the CBSE, urging it not to conduct the CBSE 10th board exams 2021 and CBSE 12th Board Exams 2021 next year before May and further reduce syllabus as schools still continue to remain closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation.

In a letter to the CBSE, the Directorate of Education (DoE) stated that due to the COVID-19 pandemic a major chunk of time of 2020-21 academic session (approximately seven months) could not be utilised for the classroom teaching-learning process as schools in Delhi are closed till October 31. “In order to provide students with a reasonable time to study in person in schools, it is requested that the ongoing academic session be extended beyond March and CBSE board exams be conducted not before May 2021. Consequently, the next academic session may commence from July 2021,” it added.

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Riza Sayed

2 years ago

Please please please.take some decision about the board is a very important part of our life...State board in my state has already declared their dates...this year due to covid we couldn't attend our classes properly and syllabus reduced is 10% only...please understand our situation.

Reply to Riza Sayed

This year we will give isc so it is not a matter of joke.we should want a ample of time to complete our study and small exms school can take for our final preparation

Reply to Subhadip karmakar

In our school syllabus is even not completed so how can be give exams without any revision in coming month. Please consider the build up pressure and understand the need of revision .
Plzz postpone the exams.

Reply to Sadia Hasham XD 43



2 years ago

This year we will give our first ever board examinations and it should not be taken as a matter of joke.we need time to for studying and students we are in a terrifying condition and we hope that board will understand us..

Reply to Anonymous


The mystery

2 years ago

I totally agree with you.this situation is stressful as it is we dont need further stress due to exams coming up in literally over a school has taken a huge toll on students. The council should consider this.

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