CBSE Board Exam 2020: Check latest updates here


We now have over 18,000 cases of the novel coronavirus cases in our country. India is following a nationwide lockdown which will end on May 3, 2020. The CBSE Board Exams 2020 was stopped midway for class 12 students as schools were shut down due to the outbreak. And to this date students and parents are confused and worried for the remaining board exams. CBSE is doing its best in providing all the required information and also working hard in different way so the academic year (2020-21) is not disrupted with new ideas. Here are some of the latest CBSE updates for students and parents.

Remaining board exams will not get cancel due to lockdown

The CBSE Board Exams 2020 was stopped midway for Class 12 students as schools were shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The board exams for a few subjects had already been rescheduled in certain areas due to the North Delhi violence.

The ensuing Janata Curfew and Covid-19 lockdown further postponed the exams till HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal finally announced on April 1 that the CBSE Board Exams would be held only for those subjects that are required for college admissions in higher studies.

Now even though the lockdown was further extended till May 3, as per latest media reports, there is no chance of the remaining CBSE board exams being cancelled.

“This pandemic is affecting all students across the country. The situation is continually being assessed for appropriate action by the authorities,” said CBSE PRO Rama Sharma, speaking to India Today.

A CBSE board official also spoke to a media house and said that the dates for the rescheduled CBSE board exams would be declared only after May 3 when the situation has been analysed.

CBSE Board Exam 2020: Subjects for which examinations will be held for class 10

For class 10, CBSE will conduct the examinations of only those subjects whose examinations were postponed by the board because of law and order situation in North-East Delhi District.

These subjects are:

1. Hindi Course A
2. Hindi Course B
3. English Communication
4. English Language and Literature
5. Science
6. Social Science

CBSE Board Exam 2020: Subjects for which examinations will be held for class 12

Examination for the following main subjects would be conducted by CBSE for class 12:

1. Business Studies
2. Geography
3. Hindi (Elective)
4. Hindi (Core)
5. Home Science
6. Sociology
7. Computer Science (Old)
8. Computer Science (New)
9. Information Practice (Old)
10. Information Practice(new)
11. Information Technology
12. Bio-Technology

CBSE likely to extend school affiliations by 1 year amid lockdown

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to relax its rules and extend the affiliations of schools by one year. The board will announce this decision on their online platforms as well as send out official notices soon. No official statement has been made by the board yet.

Schools have to apply for affiliations according to CBSE rules. Schools are then provided an affiliation of three or five years, as per CBSE’s choice. As their affiliation tenure comes to an end, schools have to reapply for it and request an extension. This year, the last date to extend the affiliation of schools was March 31, 2020. The date was further extended till April 20, 2020.

Amid the nationwide covid-19 lockdown, a lot of government offices are set to reopen from today i.e. April 20, 2020. According to the new lockdown rules, states had the choice to relax some of the restrictions imposed during the lockdown post April 20 but not a lot of states are doing so.

Since there are no relaxations during the lockdown, schools are facing problems applying for the extension of their affiliation period. The process of extending the affiliation involves an online process where a lot of school information is required.

Documents from District Education Officer and information from school as well as survey reports are a must while applying for the extension of affiliation period of schools.

Though no formal announcement has been made yet, the board is expected to extend the affiliations of schools by one year. It is speculated that CBSE will make the formal announcement by the end of April.

CBSE syllabus 2020-21 changed as per new NCERT academic calendar

After the HRD Minister asked NCERT, NTA and other major educational organisations of India to change their academic calendars because of the Coronavirus situation, NCERT on Thursday released a new calendar for students to productively use their time with help from parents and teachers when stuck at home due to Covid-19 lockdown. Following this, the CBSE syllabus for 2020-2021 has also been reduced fro classes 9 to 12.

Since the Covid-19 lockdown extended till May 3 has created a serious delay in the re-opening of schools, many schools are planning on slashing their summer vacations to adjust for all the off days.

Now, the Central Board of Secondary Education has changed the syllabus by reducing it for the 2020-2021 academic year. You can scroll down to check the overview of the changed CBSE syllabus below for classes 9, 10, 11 and 12.

CBSE syllabus changed this year

CBSE officials spoke to a few senior teachers in a webinar to share the plan for the new academic session because of the disruptions created due to the Coronavirus pandemic where they shared that CBSE is working on a reduced syllabus for this academic year along with NCERT.

Officials said that most activities might be removed from this year’s syllabus to ensure that the maximum time can be received for academic classes.

The official also said that suggestions have been taken from various stakeholders for the revised CBSE academic calendar.

The officials asked teachers to be more compassionate and ensure that the students don’t get bored at home or go into depression. Teachers have been asked to give out meaningful and creative activities to kids at home so kids can remain productive and engaged. [India Today]

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