The Delhi government has written a letter to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) asking it to postpone the March 2021 board examinations to May. It has also asked the central board to consider reducing the class 10 and 12 board exam 2021 syllabus further.
“Though online, semi-online teaching learning activities are being conducted through live classes as well as worksheets or activity sheets but it cannot replace the physical classroom teaching learning process,” the DoE said in the letter written to CBSE.
“In order to provide students with a reasonable time to study in person in schools, it is requested that the on-going academic session be extended beyond March and CBSE board exams be conducted not before May, 2021. Consequently, the next academic session may commence from July, 2021,” it added.
Furthermore, the government has also asked CBSE to consider reducing the syllabus further and has asked for Sample Papers 2021 (which were released last week) to be further revised as per reduced syllabus.
The DoE said, “The CBSE had reduced 30 per cent of syllabus in all subjects in anticipation of opening of schools in July but schools in Delhi are closed till October 31. It is also requested that sample question papers aligned with the further-reduced syllabus for the session 2020-21 may be prepared as per the latest question paper design and made available for the students at the earliest.”
“Practical and project work are an integral part of any subject that include assessment of desired skills and competencies. It is pertinent to give students hands on practice for the same for a sufficient period of time. It is requested that the board may provide detailed guidelines regarding the conduct of these practical exams under such conditions or any other alternate mode to replace the practical part of the subject,” the letter stated.
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