6.35 PM: CBSE has said that the decision to hold exams between May and June is done “in order to ensure a conducive environment to the students for the exams and based on the feedback and consultations with diverse stakeholders” amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

6.30 PM: Schools will be allowed to conduct Practical/Project/Internal Assessment of Class 10 and Class 12 from March 1 to the last date of conduct of theory examination of these classes. Date sheet of both Class 10 and 12 will be issued soon: Central Board of Secondary Education

6.10 PM: Practical exams will commence from March 1.

6.08 PM: CBSE board exams for Class 10 and 12 will start from May 4 and end by June 10. Results will be declared by July 15, Pokhriyal has announced.

6.02 PM: Education Minister begins online interaction on CBSE board exam dates.

5.45 PM: Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal will announce the dates of CBSE Class 10 and 12 exams for the academic year 2020-21 shortly. He is likely to address students on his Twitter account twitter.com/DrRPNishank through a live session at 6.00 PM. It will also be streamed on the account of the Ministry of Education twitter.com/EduMinOfIndia.

4.30 PM: CBSE has also released the revised Secondary School Curriculum for Class 10 and 12 for the February board exams.

Here is the direct link to Revised Curriculum for the Academic Year 2020-21.

4.00 PM: CBSE has released the sample papers for Classes 10 and 12 Board exams 2021 along with the subject wise marking schemes on its official website cbseacademic.ac.in.

Here is the direct link to CBSE Class 10 2021 Sample Question Paper and Marking Scheme.

Here is the direct link to CBSE Class 12 2021 Sample Question Paper and Marking Scheme.

3.43 PM: Earlier, Pokhriyal had assured that the CBSE board exams will be held on a reduced syllabus. “At least 30% of the total syllabus has been cut and some states have also announced a similar move while others are expected to do the same. There will also be 33% internal choices in the exam,” he said.

3.44 PM: CBSE had earlier dismissed reports on CBSE Class 10 and 12 exam dates and clarified that any decision in this regard would be “communicated at an appropriate time” through the official website cbse.nic.in.

“CBSE is well aware about the condition of the students and parents in the time of pandemic and, therefore, whatsoever decision would be taken by the CBSE that will only be taken after consultation with all the stakeholders and will be communicated at an appropriate time through Board’s website,” the Board had said in a statement.

3.30 PM: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal took to Twitter to remind students, teachers and parents about the live session at 6.00 PM where he will disclose the CBSE board exams 2021 time table.