New Delhi: Class 9th and 11th students attending schools affiliated to CBSE have expressed apprehension on appearing for exams in the offline mode due to the ongoing pandemic. Taking to Twitter, many students have requested Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to hold CBSE class 9 and 11 exams in an online mode, trending #OnlineExamsfor9thand11th on the social media platform. Also Read - CBSE Board Exam 2021 Date Sheet Likely to be Released in March | Here's Why

“#OnlineExamsfor9thand11th For the class 11, whole year Online Classes have been taken, but now at the end why CBSE Schools are taking the exams in the offline mode. With having all the facilities to conduct the exams online. @nidhiindiatv@cbseindia29,” one Bhavya said in a tweet. Also Read - CBSE Affiliation System Based on NEP 2020 to Come Into Effect on March 1: What’s New?

Another Twitter user said, “#PahleJaanFirGyan #OnlineExamsfor9thand11th pls sir. If all the meetings are going online nowadays then why should the health of students be compromised, pls sir we want online exams. pls sir we trust you and know u will listen to us @DrRPNishank @narendramodi.” Also Read - CBSE to Introduce Biometric System to Stop Cheating in Board Exams? Latest Update Students Should Know

Meanwhile, CBSE students have been earnestly waiting for the board to announce that the CBSE Class 10 and 12 board exams 2021 datesheet. Speculations are rife that the board could announce the timetable by mid-January. Notably, the exams will be held from May 4 till June 10. An official notice on CBSE’s website says that the date sheet for classes 10th and 12th will be released soon. Students can keep an eye on the official website of CBSE, i.e. cbse.nic.in, and on the official social media handles of Pokhriyal.