BSE Board Exams From May 4, Class 12 Exams To Be Held In 2 Shifts
The CBSE board exam for Class X and XII will begin on May 4, the Education Ministry said on Tuesday, as it released a datesheet for both classes. Class X exams will finish on June 7, while Class XII exams will conclude on June 11. Practical exams will begin from March 1.
On four days the Class XII exams will be held in two shifts – the first will be from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm, and the second will be from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
All Class X exams will be held from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm.
All exams will be held in the offline-written mode, and with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. These include wearing face masks at all times, the use of hand sanitisers and maintaining social distance.
The CBSE has also said that on the four days Class XII exams will be held over two shifts, staff working in the morning will not be given afternoon duty.
Results will be announced by July 15.
The first exam for Class X students will be languages – Kannada, Odia and Lepcha. Class XII exams will begin with English (both Elective and Core) at 10.30 am.
A third of each paper (33 per cent) will contain internal choice questions, and the syllabus of each subject has been reduced by 30 per cent to ease the burden on lakhs of students across the country who have seen classroom time cut drastically due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Board exams are delayed by almost 80 days this year in view of the pandemic situation. The exams are generally conducted in January (practicals) and theory exams begin every year in February (vocational subjects) and conclude in March.
In view of the COVID-19 situation and disruption of the regular classes, the CBSE following multiple consultations with stakeholders decided to reduce the syllabus by 30% as well as defer the exams to May to mitigate the academic loss.
The Board is also working on a solution for conducting the exams in over 25 countries where CBSE has a presence.
“This is a prudent decision by the government given the students are under tremendous pressure due to disruption of the academic activities. The deferred exams and rationalisation of the syllabus will help the students,” said Swati Jain, editor, Oswal Books.
With no clarity on the board exam dates so far, several schools have already conducted pre-board exams online to keep the students prepared.
The CBSE had earlier this month announced that board exams in 2021 will be conducted in written mode and not online.
Schools across the country were closed in March to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. They were partially reopened in some states from October 15.
However, a few states have decided to keep them closed in view of a spike in the number of infections.
The board exams had to be postponed mid-way in March. They were later cancelled and the results were announced on the basis of an alternative assessment scheme.
The Ministry of Education had also announced that JEE-Mains for admission to engineering colleges will be held four times a year starting 2021 to offer flexibility to students and a chance to improve their scores.
The first edition of the Joint Entrance Examination-Mains (JEE-Mains) will be held from February 23 to 26, followed by rounds in March, April, and May.
The delay in board exams, however, may affect the conduct of the medical entrance exam NEET-UG which is usually conducted in May. There is no official communication on the same yet.
“We appreciate strategic planning of CBSE with regard to conduct of CBSE Board Examinations 2021. Starting in the first week of May will give ample time to students and teachers to prepare better. Our heartiest congratulations to Sh Pokhriyal Ji for such a balanced decision,” said Bharat Arora, general secretary, Action Committee of Unaided Private School.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced the results of the CBSE Class 10 today on the official website of the Board – cbseresults.nic.in.
- CBSE class X results were declared with a pass percentage of 91.46% an increase of 0.36 percentage point.
- Number of students scoring 90% and above and 95% and above have seen a drop.
- This year the students scoring 90% and above stands at 1,84,358 as against 2,25,143 in 2019.
Very few students were able to check their results through the website as the result site was crashing frequently. Some candidates mange to get their result through SMS pull-in.
Except for the students in northeast Delhi, CBSE has conducted all the exams for Class X. The students of northeast Delhi were evaluated on the basis of the new assessment scheme, wherein the average of the best three performances is considered. The same is applicable to students appearing in more than three papers. For those appearing in three papers, the average of the best two performances has been taken into account.
The CBSE Board has released the 10th results on the basis of exams for which students have appeared. However, the students who think they could have done better if they had taken exams, can apply for CBSE optional examination. The date and time of CBSE optional exam will be released later by the Board.
The CBSE Board declared the results of the class 12 on Monday, July 13, 2020. The overall pass percentage increased by 5.38 per cent as against last year. While 83.40 per cent of students had cleared the exams last year, 88.78 per cent of students have cleared the exam this year.
This year, the CBSE board decided against coming up with any merit list amid the exceptional circumstances arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to get CBSE Class 10th certificates in digilocker?
Candidate’s digital mark sheet, passing and migration certificates, skill certificates are also available in DigiLocker. The Digilocker account credentials have already been sent to students via SMS on their mobile number registered with CBSE.
The certificates can also be downloaded from the DigiLocker mobile app available at Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digilocker.android) or
Apple App Store (https://apps.apple.com/in/app/digilocker/id1320618078) to access your certificates. To login, use CBSE registered mobile number, OTP and enter the last 6 digits of your roll number as security pin.
CBSE Class 10th Result 2020: Assessment Scheme
a) For the students, who have completed all their examinations, their results will be declared based on their performance in the examinations.
b) For students who have appeared in the examinations in more than 3 subjects, the average of the marks obtained in best three performing subjects will be awarded in the subjects whose examinations have not been conducted.
c) For students who have appeared in the examinations in only 3 subjects, the average of the marks obtained in the best two performing subjects will be awarded in the subjects whose examinations have not been conducted.
The students can follow the steps given below to check and downlaod their result:
1) Open the official website – cbseresults.nic.in
2) Click on the CBSE 10th results notification available on the homepage
3) Enter your roll number, school number, centre number, and admit card
“My dear Children, Parents, and Teachers, the results of class X CBSE board examinations will be announced tomorrow. I wish all the students best of luck,” he tweeted on social media.
My dear Children, Parents, and Teachers, the results of class X CBSE board examinations will be announced tomorrow.… https://t.co/fYiNoqAt6H— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) 1594709724000
This year, CBSE 10th and 12th students were evaluated as per an alternative assessment scheme, after the pending exams for both classes were cancelled in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases.