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2021 Board Exams to be Held in Written Mode, Not Online: Says CBSE

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the board examinations of 2021 will be held in the conventional written manner, adding there was no proposal to conduct the examinations online.

The CBSE stated: “The board examinations of 2021 will be in the regular written manner and not online.”

Officials said the dates of exams, however, have not been decided at this point.

As per the Ministry of Education, conducting the examinations is important to ensure the progress as well as a better future of the students.

This year, in the midst of the pandemic and ‘new normal’ plan of things, a wide range of conversations have been in progress among students, teachers and parents concerning the examinations.

From the registration of board examinations to classroom operations, everything is being directed virtually.

Prior, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had stated that online education is a big challenge for students who are constantly away from school and college. However, students should always be prepared to turn this challenge into an opportunity.

Taking into account every single such possibility, the government has taken a free initiative to conduct the examinations timely in the midst of the COVID-19 situation.

The Education Minister has thought of a three-stage dialogue with the alumni, teachers and parents for conducting the exams. He is likely going to discuss directly with students, teachers and parents through webinars on three different dates.

Following this virtual discussion, the education minister will audit the examinations to be held in the states and union territories. Therefore, a detailed plan to lead the exams will be made according to the directions of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Home Affairs.

He said the biggest challenge is to study with better resolve and will, and to release the results on time so that students do not waste an entire academic year.

He added that for the better future of students, it is essential to conduct examinations across the nation on time.

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