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CBSE Exams: Timetable Out Today

Nearly every industry has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but the education sector has been the hardest hit. For months, schools and colleges were suspended, leaving students in a state of dilemma. But the new Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announcement comes as a relief not only to students, but also to parents and teachers alike.

The dates of the Class 10 and 12 exams will be published today by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The tests are expected to take place from May 4 to June 10, Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said earlier. There will be a datesheet available at

The exam will take place in the written offline mode and 33% of the paper will contain questions of internal preference. The test syllabus has also been lowered to 30 per cent. The practical examinations will be administered by the schools from March 1. However, if the schools could not execute it due to the pandemic, there could be an alternative to realistic tests, Nishank said.

How to search CBSE classes 10, datesheets for 12 exams
Once released, the CBSE Class 10, 12 examination date sheet will be available on the website.

Steps for checking your timetable

Phase 1: Visit the official website.

Phase 2: Press the ‘Class 10, 12 Date Sheets’ link.

Phase 3: The exam schedule of Class 10/12 will appear on the computer

Phase 4: Download, for further reference, print out.


In an interaction with the CBSE Board, Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank decided that if a student fails in any of the three elective subjects such as Science, Mathematics and Social Science, the failed subject will be replaced by the “Skill Subject,” which can be called a major relief for class 10 students preparing for the CBSE Class 10 Board examinations.

CBSE Classes 10, 12 Timetable of examinations released today:

The dates of the Class 10 and 12 exams will be published by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday 2 February. The exams will take place from May 4 to June 10 in offline mode.

Practical tests from 1st March

The practical examinations for both classes 10 and 12 will take place from 1 March onwards. ‘Schools will be authorized to perform Class 12 Practical/Project/Internal Evaluation from 1 March 2021 (Monday) to the last date of conduct of the principle review of the same class,’ reported the CBSE note.

In Class 12, application-based queries

In Class 12 board exams from 2021, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will incorporate application-based questions. These problems were traditionally limited to one-markers, but now, as per CBSE, they can also be converted into brief or long questions.

Pattern for paper

On a reduced syllabus, the CBSE board exams will be taken. 30 per cent of the overall syllabus has been cut, and 33 per cent of internal preference questions will be contained in the document.

Only those passing Pre-Board to get admit card?

A news article stating that only those who complete the Pre-Board tests will be given the admission card to feature on the social media for the CBSE Board 2021 has been circulating. This has created a lot of misunderstanding between both the students and the teachers.

The said post, posted on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, claims that the pre-board exams would be held twice and that both students would have to pass in order to obtain the admission card for the final board exams scheduled to take place in offline mode from May 4 to June 10.

CHECK OF Reality

The Press Information Bureau’s (PIB) fact check department discounted the news as ‘false’ and characterized it as unfounded.

A major notice has been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) alerting students, parents and teachers against false news and circulating misinformation ahead of board examinations on social media and urging students and parents not to pay attention to them.

“In a news, it is being claimed that those students who pass pre-board exams will get the admit card for board exams. This claim in false. CBSE has not made any such announcement,” said a tweet by PIB Fact Check.

“It is noted that by hosting fake videos/messages on news platforms/social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, twitter, etc., certain unscrupulous elements intend to spread rumors to spread confusion and panic among students, parents, schools and the general public,” the official notice reads.

The mischievous elements implicated in such practices are hereby warned and cautioned to discourage rumours from circulating such illegal activities. In the event that any such information is referred to the attention of the CBSE, urgent remedial action shall be taken as required and the CBSE shall take steps as provided for by the provisions of law,’ the notice reads on.

In the event that any such information is informed, prompt remedial action is taken as required and the CBSE will take actions as provided for in the legislation.

In general, the Board also appealed to the public to cooperate with the Board for the smooth conduct of the 2020 tests, not to engage in the propagation of misinformation and not to indulge in unfounded information.

The 2020 CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 board reviews will begin from February onwards. The Class 12 board reviews will take place from 15 February to 30 March 2020, while the Class 10 board reviews will take place from 15 February to 20 March 2020.

Board examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 will commence on 4 May, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank declared on 31 December. The results of the primary exams, Nishank said, will be announced by 15 July.
Schools will be permitted to perform the Class 10 practical project/internal examination from March 1 to the last date of the theory exams.
The CBSE Class 10 and 12 exams are expected to be administered in paper-pen style next year. CBSE Board officials have explained that there is no plan for holding online tests.


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