CBSE Board Exams 2021 Latest Update: The dates for Central Board of School Education (CBSE) board exams 2021 will be announced on December 31 at 6pm, said Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Saturday. Also Read - CBSE Board Exam 2021: Students Won't Get Admit Cards if They Fail in Pre-boards? Here's The Truth

“Major announcements for students & parents! I will announce the date when the exams will commence for students appearing for #CBSE board exams in 2021. Stay tuned,” Pokhriyal said in a tweet. Also Read - CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams 2021: When Will Date Sheet be Released? All  Eyes on Board’s Announcement

The education minister had earlier said that there is no proposal to commence the Class 10 and Class 12 board exams in February like every year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also Read - CTET 2021 Admit Card Released At, Check Steps to Download Here

The Ministry of Education has already clarified that the exams will be in pen and paper mode only. The CBSE too had earlier this month announced that board exams 2021 will be conducted in written mode and not online, as speculated earlier.

Schools across the country were closed in March to contain the spread of coronavirus 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. Board exams had to be postponed mid-way in March. They were later cancelled, and results announced on the basis of an alternative assessment scheme.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ had interacted with students live on December 10 and answered questions about various concerns regarding the conduct of upcoming board exams. He also interacted with teachers on December 22. Many parents have demanded that the dates of the board exams be extended by nearly three months and have also sent a proposal to the Union Ministry of Education regarding the same.