The CBSE board exams for class 10th and class 12th would be conducted for sure and a schedule is expected to be released shortly, board secretary Anurag Tripathi said on Friday.
The comments by Tripathi come during demands from various quarters to cancel or postpone the board exams owing to the rising COVID-19 cases.
“The board exams will happen for sure and a schedule will be announced very soon. The CBSE is making plans and will soon reveal how it will do test assessments,” he said during a webinar on “New Education Policy (NEP): Brighter future of school education” organised by ASSOCHAM.
However, he did not comment upon whether the exams will be held in the same format and will be conducted in February-March as per schedule or will be deferred.
“During March-April we were flummoxed as to how to move forward, but our schools and teachers rose to the occasion and transformed, trained themselves in using new technology for teaching purposes and within few months conducting online classes using different apps became normal,” Tripathi said.
Schools all over the country were shut in March to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus and opened partially in some states from October 15. However, few states decided to keep them shut or closed again in the wake of the COVID-19 cases.
The board exams which had to be delayed mid-way were later cancelled and the results were released based on the alternative assessment scheme.
There have been demands for postponement of board exams to May due to the continued closure of schools and teaching-learning activities being completely online.