A fake date sheet of CBSE board exams is doing rounds on social media. Meanwhile, the PIB fact check team has cautioned students against it.
Taking to Twitter, PIB shared the viral date sheet and wrote, "A date sheet for Class 12th & 10th Exams 2020-21 allegedly issued by the #CBSE is in circulation on social media. #PIBFactCheck: This date sheet is #Fake (sic)."
The Central Board of Secondary Education Class 10 and Class 12 examinations will be conducted from May 4 to June 10, 2021, the Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced on Thursday. The results will be declared by July 15, the minister said.
Generally, the CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 examinations are conducted between February and March every academic year. But this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic situation and delay in the academic cycle, the exams have been deferred by the Union Ministry of Education.
In addition, the CBSE has reduced 30 per cent of the curriculum for both these classes because of the pandemic, the closure of offline lectures in schools and the shift to online education. The minister said, "Students need not worry because the CBSE board has reduced the syllabus by 30 per cent. They should give their best and prepare well for their board exams as they have sufficient time."
(With inputs from agencies)