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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