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CBSE Class 10, 12th Exams 2020-21 to be held in written (Offline) mode this year too

CBSE board has announced the mode of exams to be held in 2021 and also revealed the question pattern. The board is yet to announce dates for the exams

CBSC Board Exams to be held in a written mode in 2021

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Dec 2020 7:35 AM GMT

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday (2 November) has released a statement clearing doubts regarding the mode of cbse board class 10, class 12 exams and stated that it would be in the written mode.

The CBSE board has announced that alternative testing approaches would have to be explored for students who have not been able to attend practical classes before exams, while at the same time denying the prospect of any online exam.

The CBSE board further clarified that although the dates for CBSE class 10 & class 12 board exams have not been announced, the examinations as and when they are held would be conducted in offline mode only.

"The, exams as and when they will be conducted, will be in the written mode and not in an online mode. The exams will be conducted following all COVID protocols. In case students are not able to do practical in classes before the exams, alternatives to practical exams will have to be explored," The CBSC said in the statement.

Practicals are being held only for students of class 12 with scores ranging from 20 to 30. These are often held within the school but are marked by an external examiner or observer.

However, the board didn't reveal the schedule for the examination but stated that the final decision on the dates is yet to be taken and the COVID-19 protocols would be followed whenever they conduct the exam.

The CBSE will introduce application-based questions in the 2021 class 12 Board exams.

According to a media report Director, Academics at CBSE Joseph Emmanuel said, "There will be more case-study based questions wherein a paragraph will be given to students and they will have to answer questions after reading the paragraph. This will assess students on their reading, understanding, interpretation, and answer writing abilities and move away from rot learning."

He further said, earlier these questions used to carry one mark, but now they can also be short or long questions. The board has released the sample papers in this new format.

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