Class 10, 12 CBSE Board Exams 2021: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has made a huge announcement, which has triggered speculations on the final dates of Class 10, 12 CBSE Board Exams 2021. The decision, once made, will be made available on the board’s official website cbse.nic.in. Nishank’s announcement that he would go LIVE on 17 Decmeber at 4 PM for Q&A session has prompted many to speculate that the minister may finally release a schedule for the next year’s CBSE board exams.
Nishank holding another LIVE session within a week assumes significance the minister had interacted with parents, teachers and students on 10 December to take questions on their concerns for the upcoming board and competitive exams.
In a social media post, Nishak wrote, “Dear Teachers, I will be going #live on Dec 17 at 4 PM to talk to you all about the upcoming board exams. Please share your queries/concerns with me using #EducationMinisterGoesLive. I will be happy to address them all.”
Dear Teachers, I will be going #live on Dec 17 at 4 PM to talk to you all about the upcoming board exams.
Please share your queries/concerns with me using #EducationMinisterGoesLive. I will be happy to address them all. pic.twitter.com/TwIcDASIhm
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) December 12, 2020
In his last LIVE session, Nishank had made it clear that the government had no plans to cancel the next year’s board exams, adding that students would be provided adequate time and gap to appear in exams to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
The apex board of education in India, CBSE has a pan India jurisdiction and also a global presence with nearly 141 affiliated schools across 21 countries. The board grants affiliation to schools up to higher secondary level and develops common curriculum keeping nationwide requirements in focus. The CBSE was given its present name ‘Central Board of Secondary Education’ in the year 1952. The Board was reconstituted in the year 1962 when its jurisdiction was extended.
Functions Of The Board
To make necessary arrangements for smooth conduct of public examination at school level. At present, the Board conducts public examinations at Middle, Matriculation and Senior Secondary Level.
To prescribe the curriculum, courses of studies and text books for school education. The Board has a full- fledged academic wing, having subject experts in all the major subjects. The main responsibility of this wing is to prepare and revise the syllabuses regularly and then prepare text books accordingly.
To arrange for the preparations, compilation, improvement, publication, printing and sale of text books.
To make necessary arrangements for affiliations of schools to the Board.
To make efforts to bring about qualitative improvement in school education.
To act as an advisory body to the state Govt. regarding School Education