Earlier news There have been a lot of delays in announcing the dates for the 2021 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exam for Class 10 and Class 12 students due to the ongoing pandemic situation. Allaying the doubts of anxious students and their parent, about a week ago, the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had assured that the dates would be released on 31st December 2020. Sure enough, he made the much-awaited announcement. The written exams will be held in offline mode at exam centres like it is for previous years. While earlier the Minister had stated that there may be an alternative to practicals' exams, he now stated that the schools will be permitted to conduct the practicals' exams of Class 12 taking all due precautions.
Dates announced earlier-
Start of CBSE Exams: 4th May 2021.
End of CBSE Exams: 10th June 2021.
Result of CBSE Exams: 15th July 2021.
Regarding Practicals of Class 12 exams-
Start date: 1st March 2021 (Monday) up to the last date of the theory exams of that class. This will include any other internal assessments or projects and practicals' exams. Schools will be permitted to conduct these exams.
Changes in the CBSE Exam Format This year, as announced by the CBSE Board, there will be more questions where the student will have to apply his/her mind, like reading a paragraph and answering questions related to the text given in it. The Minister had also mentioned earlier in December that the CBSE Board's syllabus would have a reduction of 30% and that the 2021 exams will have 33% internal choice.
The latest updated news of the dates for Class 10 and Class 12 exams is that the Timetable with the complete date sheets has been finally released by the CBSE Board. So here they are-
Final Date Sheet of the 2021 CBSE Class 10 Timetable The dates, day and times with the Subject Code mentioned in brackets are as follows-
(i) National Cadet Corps (076), and Gurung (132). Time: 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
(ii) Carnatic Music (Mel. Instrumental) (032), Hindustani Music (Vocal) (034), Hindustani Music (Mel. Instrumental) (035), Hindustani Music (Per. Instrumental) (036). Time: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
(i) Japanese (094), and Elementary Business (154): Time: 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
(ii) Carnatic Music (Vocal) (031), and Carnatic Music (Per. Instrumental) (033). Time: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Instructions for Class 10 students Each question paper will mention the duration of the paper at the top of the first sheet and this will be strictly followed. The answer book will be distributed to the students between 10 a.m. and 10.15 a.m. and the question paper distribution will begin at 10.15 a.m. The student must enter the required particulars in the answer book, which must be checked and signed by the Assistant Superintendent(s). A student will be permitted to read the questions first, for 15 minutes, from 10.15 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and can begin writing the answers at 10.30 a.m.
Final Date Sheet of the 2021 CBSE Class 12 Timetable The dates and times of each subject paper are as follows-
(i) Taxation, Carnatic Music Vocal, and Carnatic Music Mel.Instrumental. Time: 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
(ii) Hindustani Music (Vocal), Hindustani Music (Mel. Instrumental), Hindustani Music (Per. Instrumental). Time: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
(i) Knowledge, Traditions and Practices of India, Nepali, Automotive, Financial Markets Management, Insurance, Electronic Technology, Medical Diagnostics. Time: 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
(ii) Kuchipudi - Dance, and Odissi - Dance. Time: 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
(i) Retail, and Mass Media Studies. Time: 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
(ii) Tamil, Telegu, Sindhi, Gujarati, Manipuri, Malayalam, Odia, Assamese, Kannada, Tibetan, German, Russian, Persian, Limboo, Lepcha, Bodo, Tangkul, Bhutia, Spanish, Mizo. Time: 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
(i) Banking- Time: 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
(ii) Yoga, Graphics, Kathak - Dance, Bharat Natyam - Dance. Time: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Instructions for Class 12 students The answer books will be distributed to the students between 10 a.m. to 10.15 a.m. for the morning shift, and 2 p.m. to 2.15 p.m. for the evening shift. Students can start answering the questions at 10.30 a.m. for the morning shift, and at 2.30 p.m. for the evening shift. The particulars on the answer book should be checked and signed by the Assistant Superintendent (s). Note that the exact duration of the time for each paper will be mentioned in the paper itself, irrespective of what is mentioned in the Date Sheet above. Parents and students are requested not to communicate with the CBSE Board to make enquiries about the date of the result. This will be updated on the official website later.
Official website: CBSE Board portal
Class 10 exam timetable: https://www.cbse.gov.in/cbsenew/documents//FINAL-Date%20Sheet%2002.02.2021%20-%20X.pdf
Class 12 exam timetable: https://www.cbse.gov.in/cbsenew/documents//FINAL%20Date%20Sheet%2002.02.2021%20-%20XII.pdf
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