New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: Amid the growing cases of COVID-19, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) and CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations) have decided to conduct the exams as per schedule. Ever since the country crossed the mark of 1 lakh cases and state governments ordered night curfews and shut down, students and parents are requesting the government to cancel or prepone board exams 2021. A few days ago the hashtag #cancelboardexams2021 was trending on Twitter. It was a protest against the upcoming exams that are scheduled to be held from May 4, 2021.

Class 10th-12th Board Exam 2021 will not be postponed

Responding to over 1 lakh plea, CBSE and CISCE in a joint statement announced that they are not going to cancel the exams. They assured the students that they will take necessary precautions to curb the outspread. As per CBSE official, the board has increased the number of centres by more than 2,500 owing to the social distancing protocols. The board exams will happen as per schedule.

“We will follow Covid SOPs released by the government of India. Plus, we are formulating our list of guidelines which will be released soon. CBSE will also create awareness among students and parents,” India TV quoted CBSE official Bhardwaj saying.

What will happen if a student is tested COVID-19 positive during practical exams 2021?

Students need not worry if they or any of their family members have tested positive during their CBSE practical exams. They will not be marked absent rather schools will re-conduct the practicals for them either before June 11 or after completion of board theory exams.

What will happen if a student is tested COVID-19 positive during CBSE board exams 2021?

The board has yet not announced any conclusion if a student is tested COVID-19 positive during the theory paper. However, it is expected that just like practicals even in theory students will be allowed to give exams after they recover from the virus. 

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv