CBSE Class 10, 12 results 2020: Timeline of what has happened so far

CBSE Class 10, 12 results 2020: The COVID-19 outbreak not only hampered this year's academic schedule of the board, but also of the coming year as the board was compelled to reduce the syllabus.


CBSE Class 10, 12 results 2020: In what seems to be a first, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently cancelled the board examinations, taking note of the situation prevailing due to the coronavirus pandemic. The CBSE class 10, 12 students will now get their results by July 15, under a special scheme.

The COVID-19 outbreak not only hampered this year’s academic schedule but also had an impact on the coming academic year. With schools shut and lesser instructional hours for teachers, the board has reduced the syllabus for the 2021 batch.

For classes 9 to 12 the syllabus has been reduced by 30 per cent, while for classes 8 and below, CBSE-affiliated schools will have the freedom to rationalise the syllabus on their own. The CBSE has come up with a new marking scheme to evaluate students, in place of holding exams. For classes 1 to 8, students will be promoted to the next class without exams.

CBSE Class 10, 12 exams 2020: Timeline
February: CBSE exams postponed due to North East Delhi violence

Before the lockdown was imposed, it was the North East Delhi riot which hampered examinations and led to postponement of several papers of class 10, 12 at Maujpur-Babarpur areas. Though the board decided to conduct the pending exams later, however, it was then cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, a total of 30,96,771 students appeared for the board exams that began from February 15.

March: COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown

A week before the lockdown was announced, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the class 10, 12 exams which were postponed on March 18. The board initially deferred the ongoing exams from March 19 to 31.

April: Board exams for major subjects

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in April announced that not all exams will be re-conducted for students of class 10 and 12 students. The board said the exams will be held for as many as 29 subjects only. Of 40-odd cancelled exams, only those papers were to be re-conducted, which were significant for admission to colleges, while the rest were to be evaluated internally.