CBSE Board Exams 2021 Update : Classes 10th, 12th Private Candidates Application Date Extended

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has extended the application submission dates for private students of CBSE Classes 10 and 12. Students can apply online and make corrections in the earlier submitted applications online on

Students can fill fresh application forms, and submit it by December 9, 2020. Those who wish to make corrections in already submitted forms can do so, from December 10 to December 14, 2020.

Earlier, the last date to submit the application form for private students was November 11, 2020 (with normal fees) and November 21, 2020 (with late fees).

The following decision has been taken as many students had requested the Board to extend the deadline to submit applications.

CBSE has still not released a final datesheet for Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations, making the students anxious.


5 December, 2020, 2:53 pm

CBSE Board Exams 2021 : To Be Held in Written Mode Not Online, Dates not Yet Finalised

The Central Board of secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday said that no final decision has been taken regarding the dates for conduct of board exams 2021. The board also said that consultations with stakeholders are still in process before taking a final call.

CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma informed reporters that the final dates for conduct of board exams has not been taken, but they will be conducted in written mode and not online mode whenever they are held.

Sharma further said that the exams will be conducted following all COVID-related protocols.

Informing about practical exams, Sharma said in case students are not able to do practicals in classes before the exams, alternatives to practical exams will have to be explored.

In the last week of November, a senior government official had told HT that the education ministry plans to consult students and their parents regarding holding of examinations as a fresh cycle of key tests is set to begin with the onset of the New Year. The official said that in opinion of education ministry the examination calendar for 2021 will need to be tweaked as Covid-19 situation is still continuing.



3 December, 2020, 9:29 am

CBSE 10th 12th Board Exams 2021 Update : CBSE 10th, 12th Board Exams to Happen For Sure, Schedule to be Announced Soon, Says Board Secretary

The CBSE exams for class 10 and 12 will happen for sure and a schedule is likely to be announced soon, board secretary Anurag Tripathi said on Friday.

The comments by Tripathi come amid demands from various quarters for cancellation or postponement of board exams in view of rising COVID-19 cases.

“The board exams will happen for sure and a schedule will be announced very soon. The CBSE is making plans and will soon reveal how it will do test assessments,” he said during a webinar on “New Education Policy (NEP): Brighter future of school education” organised by ASSOCHAM.

He, however, did not comment upon whether the exams will be conducted in the same format and will be held in February-March as per schedule or will be postponed.

“During March-April we were flummoxed as to how to move forward, but our schools and teachers rose to the occasion and transformed, trained themselves in using new technology for teaching purposes and within few months conducting online classes using different apps became normal,” Tripathi said. Schools across the country were closed in March in order to contain spread of novel coronavirus and opened partially in some states from October 15. However, few states decided to keep them closed or closed again in view of spike in COVID-19 cases.

The board exams which had to be postponed mid-way were later cancelled and the results were announced on basis of an alternative assessment scheme.

There have been demands for postponement of board exams to May in view of continued closure of schools and teaching-learning activities being completely online.

Noting that a common aim of all education policies including the new National Education Policy (NEP) has been to shift students from rote learning to experiential learning, Tripathi said, “the entire NEP 2020’s thrust and main aim is to make a shift to skill and competency based education”.

“We need to move students away from knowledge based education to competency and skill based learning. To implement skill-based, competency based education there is a need to transform and follow entire pedagogy based teaching-learning process be it classroom teaching, face-to-face teaching or online teaching.

“The pedagogy based teaching-learning process is more about making students more curious, innovative, creative and providing them experiential learning and this can be achieved only when schools, teachers and principals change the teaching pedagogy,” he said.


21 November, 2020, 9:22 am

CBSE Class 10 2020 : Compartment Exam Result Declared

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday declared the results class 10th compartment examination on its official website. A total of 56.55% students passed the compartment exam this year.

Students who had appeared in the CBSE class 10 compartment examination can check their results online at However, the direct link to check CBSE class 10 compartment results is not uploaded on the CBSE official website yet.

Direct link to Check CBSE 10th Compartment Results 2020

The board conducted the class 10th Compartment examination from September 22 to 30, 2020, at 1248 centres spread across the country.

A total of 14,97,26 candidates appeared for the class 10 compartment exam out of which 82,903 students passed the exam this year.



12 October, 2020, 2:39 pm

CBSE Class 10th 2021 : New CBSE Sample Papers with Answers & New CBSE Marking Scheme

CBSE has released new CBSE Sample Papers 2020-21 on 9th October and also issued a notification on its official website. Right now new CBSE Sample Papers of a few subjects are unavailable and as per the details, these sample papers will be available here shortly after some time. Besides CBSE Syllabus 2020-21, CBSE Sample Papers 2020-21 for 10th & 12th are now the most important resources for the upcoming CBSE Board Exams 2021 preparation. With the new CBSE Making Scheme 2020-21, students will get a complete idea about the way of writing good answers in the answer booklet, and also with the help of the marking scheme students can easily understand the important points that must be included while writing answers to score maximum marks.

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10 October, 2020, 1:02 pm

CBSE Board Exam 2021 Update : 15% Relaxation on Attendance of Classes 10, 12 Students

Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE has decided to give 15 percent relaxation on the attendance of students who will be appearing for the classes 10th and 12th board exam 2021.

This relaxation of attendance will be specifically implemented on students who have been unable to take the online classes during the Covid-19 lockdown.

CBSE Board Exam 2021: Attendance relaxation

The 15 percent of relaxation on attendance will be given to students who are unable to join the online classes due to technical reason and their schools have not been able to provide them with the needed facilities.

To appear in the CBSE class 10, 12 board exam 2021, students are needed to have at least 75 percent attendance in school.

The board has so far allowed the exemption of attendance in a case of sickness. Due to the spread of Covid-19 this time, an online class is being run only.

CBSE Board Exam 2021: Details of the attendance relaxation policy

In such a situation, the board will give exemption on grounds of technical reasons. This relaxation on attendance will apply to students for lockdown and unlock-four only.

Students must note that there were lockdown and unlock-four from April to September.

During this time, the students depended only on online studies. During this period, the students, who have not been able to become an Attendance in school, will be given exemption in attendance.

According to the board, this exemption is only for the 2021 board examination. CBSE exam controller Sanyam Bhardwaj said that many children could not do online classes due to Covid -19. In such a situation, the exemption will be given this time in school attendance.

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