It's not possible to hold exams online: Ramesh Pokhriyal No board exams till February, final dates soon

New Delhi: Due to pandemic the union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said on Tuesday that the board exams will not be held in January or February.

"No board examinations will be conducted in January or February. A decision on the conduct of examinations will be taken later," 99 Pokhriyal said during a virtual interaction with teachers. He also said that it's not possible to conduct the board exams in online mode.

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had earlier this month announced that board exams in 2021 will be conducted in written mode and not online. Schools across the country were closed in March to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. They were partially reopened in some states from October 15.

However, a few states have decided to keep them closed in view of a spike in the number of infections.

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