Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the government has deferred the dates for CBSE board examinations which are usually held in February or March are now being held in May.
The minister also said that there could be an alternative to practical exams owing to the pandemic. The exam will be held in the offline written mode, as usual.
JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 candidates have also asked for a postponement of exams and are waiting for the syllabi of entrance exams to be announced.
Schools across the country were closed in March to contain spread of novel coronavirus and opened partially in some states from October 15.
There is uncertainty whether the board exams would be conducted or not. Students are preparing with a dilemma in their minds.
CBSE is expected to announce the results of Class 10 and 12 board examinations by July 15 but without declaring a merit list.
CBSE will decide the fate of its pending Class 10 and 12 board examinations by June 23.
The pending class 10 and 12 board exams will be conducted at 15,000 centres across the country instead of 3,000 centres planned earlier, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Monday.