CBSE Board exam update: The Central Board of Secondary Education has announced on Thursday, October 14 that it will be releasing the CBSE class 10 board exam date sheet and the CBSE class 12 board exam date sheet soon. It is scheduled to be out in the third week of the month on the date 18 October 2021. The date sheet that will be released will be for class 10, 12 term 1 board exams. CBSE said that first, examinations of minor subjects will be conducted. Examinations of major subjects will be conducted only after candidates are done with the examination of the minor subjects.
The CBSE has already clarified that the exam will be held in offline mode. Strict COVID-19 guidelines will be followed at the exam centres. For term 1, each exam will be of 90 minutes duration. The exam time has been postponed to 11.30 am instead of 10.30 am, keeping in view the winter session. Candidates will get additional 20 minutes to read the question paper carefully
CBSE date sheet will have details of theory exams as practical exams will be held before the term exams are over. The result will not be announced now, it will only be announced after the second term exam. This comes in line with CBSE deciding to divide the academic session into two parts. Each term consists of half that is 50% syllabus.
CBSE in a notice said, "CBSE is offering 114 subjects in Class XII and 75 subjects in Class X. Meaning thereby CBSE has to conduct the examinations of total 189 subjects. If examination of all subject is conducted, entire duration of the exam will be 40-45 days minimum. Therefore, to avoid the learning loss of students, CBSE has decided that subjects offered by CBSE will be divided in two parts- i.e major subjects and minor subjects. As major subjects are offered by almost all the affiliated schools, hence exams of these subjects will be conducted by fixing date sheet as done earlier."