The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams for classes 10 and 12 will not be held till end of February, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said during an interaction with teachers on Tuesday.
He, however, added that the board exams would be held later, but did not indicate when they would be held.
“The CBSE board exams will be conducted on a reduced syllabus. There will also be 33 per cent internal choice in the exam. Thirty per cent of the total syllabus has been scrapped. While some states have declared as much, others are likely to make an announcement soon,” the minister said during an online interaction wherein he answered queries about whether the CBSE board exams would be conducted online or offline and addresses teachers’ queries shared on Twitter.
The webinar, scheduled to be held on December 17, was postponed after overwhelming response by teachers amid the coronavirus pandemic because of which most schools across states have remained closed since March this year.