Results to be declared on July 15
The Minister took to his Twitter account to make the announcement on December 31. The results will be announced on July 15, said the Minister.
Earlier this month, on December 22, while interacting with teachers virtually on social media, Pokhriyal said that this year the board exams will be delayed due to the Chinese Virus COVID-19 pandemic and there is no possibility of conducting the exam till February.
Normally, practical tests are conducted in January and theory exams begin in February and conclude in March.
He also confirmed that the exam will not be held online. Students will have a gap of one month between the pre-boards and board exams.
The education minister further said that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has reduced the curriculum for Class 10 and 12 by 30 per cent.
CBSE Board Exams 2021: Twitter
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) December 31, 2020
The CBSE had announced earlier this month that board exams in 2021 will be conducted in written mode and not online.
Schools across the country were closed in March to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. They were partially reopened in some states from October 15.
However, a few states have decided to keep them closed in view of a spike in the number of infections.