CBSE 10th, 12th Exams 2021: The Central Board of Secondary Education has denied releasing dates for the CBSE 10th, 12th Exams 2021 on its official website cbseresults.nic.in. This was after several media reports claimed that the CBSE was planning to conduct practical exams between 1 January to 8 February 2021. The CBSE secretary Anurag Tripathi said last week that exams for class 10 and 12 would happen for sure and a schedule is likely to be announced soon. He made the comments while speaking at a webinar recently.
However, a government official was quoted as saying that it was still too early to plan for the next year’s board exams given the alarming rise in the COVID-19 pandemic. “Consultations are constantly happening, and it is natural that changes will be made as this is a pandemic-affected year. However, it is still too early to take a decision and stick to it. It will have to be reviewed again. In several parts of the country, Covid-19 cases have been rising,” Hindustan Times quoted an official as saying.
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