Due to numerous cases of COVID-19 in India, almost all the institutions have been shut down in various states which further led to postponing board examinations,2021 exams are a big question in students minds . Many students who study hard an entire year in order to get their favorite stream (after 10th standard) or to get admissions in well-reputed colleges (after 12th standard) are really much concerned about next year’s 10th and 12th board examinations.
Everything depends upon the Union Education Ministry that when should the examinations of 2021 CBSE Class 10th, 12th board, NEET, and JEE be conducted by keeping in mind the rising cases of pandemic and by planning certain protocols which should be followed during examinations. Generally, CBSE releases the date sheet in December and conducts exams in February and March, but it released the date sheet in November last year, that is, November 2019. This year’s November has ended and students are expecting the date sheet to arrive as soon as possible so that they can plan their preparations according to it.
Some reports say that there is a slight possibility that next year’s board examinations will be held between April and May as everything had slowed down and schools are closed for more than 8 months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Union Education Ministry did mention that the safety of children is our first priority which’s why board examinations may get delayed next year.
After an important and long-hours meeting with other members of the Ministry, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ tweeted that a surveying campaign will be launched to seek views from students, parents, and teachers on how and when exams should be conducted next year. This campaign might consume December as this is not a one-day process. From this, we can say that the date sheet will be released next year.
National Testing Agency has been assigned by the Union Minister to review the current situation and share a revised syllabus for the exams 2021 JEE Main and NEET exams. Before finalizing the syllabus, the NTA has been given permission to interfere across different states and central school education boards. This will help in giving a clear view of when will the competitive examinations be conducted.
Without any unwanted delays, the Ministry is really pushing hard to conduct the examinations in the same month as they were being conducted in previous years so that in accordance with board exams, the competitive exams shall be conducted in their respective months.