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CBSE Class 10 and 12 Board Exams 2021 Date sheet Released; Exams to be held from May 4 to June 10


CBSE Class 10 and 12 Board Exams 2021 Date sheet Released; Exams to be held from May 4 to June 10

CBSE has released the date sheet for Class 10 and 12 CBSE Board Exams 2021. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the Union Education Minister of India, released the date sheet through a video message on Twitter. The exams are scheduled to be held from May 4 to June

By Topperlearning Expert 03rd Feb, 2021 05:14 pm

CBSE students of class 10 and class 12 can heave a sigh of relief with the announcement coming in from Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank about the board exam 2021 date sheet. CBSE, on its official Twitter handle, released the date sheet and mentioned that these are being ‘released nearly 3 months before so students can make their study plans and overcome the problems faced during the pandemic’.


Watch Ramesh Pokhriyal’s Twitter announcement here:


Recently, the education minister had announced the dates for the CBSE class 10 board exams and CBSE class 12 board exams and had said that the date sheet would be released soon. He had urged students, parents and teachers to await the government’s official announcement and ignore the fake date sheet being circulated on social media. Read here - CBSE Board Exam 2021 Dates Announced; Date sheet to be Released Soon

Important Takeaways from the CBSE Exam Date 2021 Announcement

  1. The CBSE board 2021 exam schedule is of 39 days as compared to the 45-day schedule in 2020. While there are six less days to conduct the exam, CBSE maintains that sufficient time has been given between the examinations of two main subjects in both CBSE class 10 and CBSE class 12.
  2. CBSE stated that the board exam date 2021 will reduce the stress of the students and help them in better preparations for the examinations.
  3. CBSE further stated that the exam date sheet has been prepared in such a manner that on any day, the total number of students in an examination centre will comply with COVID-19 safety norms.
  4. CBSE students of class 10 and 12 appearing for board exam 2021 are expected to follow the COVID-19 pandemic protocols - wearing a face mask, carrying hand sanitisers, and maintaining social distancing.
  5. Specifically for CBSE class 12 board exams 2021, the Board mentioned that the examinations will be conducted in two shifts – morning and afternoon – to reduce the number of days.
  6. In order to comply with National Education Policy (NEP), CBSE will include/increase MCQs or application-based questions. In addition, the number of competency-based questions in the exams will be increased by 10% every year for CBSE class 10 and CBSE class 12 students in a phased manner – according to an official notice by the Ministry of Education.

CBSE students can visit the board website – – to check complete details regarding the date sheet. Alternatively, TopperLearning has made the official date sheet available for your quick reference here.

For CBSE class 10 board exams 2021 schedule, click below:


For CBSE class 12 board exams 2021 schedule, click below:



The recent announcement is in line with the previous announcements made by the Education Minister of India regarding CBSE board exams schedule. In his announcement on December 10, Ramesh Pokhriyal had mentioned that the CBSE class 10 board exams and CBSE class 12 board exams are unlikely to be cancelled and will be held in 2021. He had also mentioned that ample time will be provided to CBSE students for exam preparation. Read here - Key Takeaways from Education Minister’s Live Webinar.

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