Board exams will be postponed till Jan-Feb, online exams will also not be available

New Delhi: With no clarity on the dates of board exams next year, many schools are already conducting pre-board exams in online mode to ensure that students are fully prepared on time. Meanwhile, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank interacted with the teachers through a live webinar today. During this, he answered many important questions about the 10th and 12th board exams asked by the teachers. When asked about the postponement of the board examination by a teacher, the Education Minister said, “The government is thinking in the interest of the students. We cannot let Kovid-19 affect the students. “

Although the Ministry of Education (MoE) is not yet aware of the dates of board exams for classes 10 and 12, it has already been clarified that the exam will be in pen and paper mode only. Schools in Delhi are prohibiting online examinations, while Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, and Noida are also planning for examinations in the mixed-mode as per the relaxation of restrictions by the respective state governments.

Nishank said that we have conducted JEE, NEET exam this year. This was one of the biggest tests conducted during the Covid-19 epidemic.

The education minister said on the dates of board examinations, “Board exams will not be held in January. But we will consider when the exams will be held after February. That is, the board examination will be postponed in January-February and only then we will consider doing it. ”

On the question of how to conduct board exams, the minister said that more than 24 thousand CBSE schools are in rural areas, so online exams are not possible at the moment. On the other hand, CBSE officials said a few days ago that board examinations would be conducted in due course. The examinations will be in writing and will not be conducted online. Also, the schedule for class 12th and class 10th examinations will be released after counseling.