As per the latest reports, CBSE will conduct practical exams for students affected with COVID-19. In a notification released on Thursday, the Central Board of Secondary Education announced that it would hold practical exams for students of classes 10 and 12 affected with COVID-19 before 11 June 2021.
The notification released by the Central Board of Secondary Education reads, “If any candidate is absent in practical because of being Covid-19 positive or any family member – mother, father, brother, and sister, etc – is reported Covid-19 positive, schools will conduct practical of such candidates at an appropriate time in consultation with the concerned regional officer but latest by 11 June.”
As per the official timetable, the class 10 and 12 CBSE board practical exams will commence on 1 March 2021. The practical exams will continue till 11 June 2021. However, the board exams will be conducted by CBSE from 4 May 2021 to 1 June 2021. Earlier, the Central Board of Secondary Education announced that the syllabus for the new academic year of 2021-2022 for classes 9 to 12 would remain unchanged.
The announcement came in light to clear the confusion regarding the syllabus. In the academic year 2020-2021, CBSE reduced the syllabus by 30% due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the academic loss resulting from the subsequent lockdowns. Therefore, to stay updated with the latest developments, students are advised to keep visiting the official website.