'Fake news’, says CBSE after Class X, XII Board exam dates go viral on social media
CBSE has said a decision would be taken only be taken after consultation with all the stakeholders
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has put to rest rumours about the Class X and XII board examinations starting from March 15, stating that misleading information has been circulated on social media to create panic amongst the students.
“It has come to the notice of the CBSE that on several social media platforms and in News Papers, dates/months for starting of Class X and XII Board’s examinations and practical examinations are being circulated. As this circulated information is not correct, hence, creating panic amongst the schools, students, and parents,” the CBSE said in a public notice issued on Thursday.
The CBSE further advised the schools, students, and parents to not believe any such information and rely on the official website to check the updates of the examination.
“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 notice said.
In recent times, several fake documents are being circulated on social media platforms regarding the schedule of class X and XII board examinations. The fake document allegedly suggests that the CBSE Class 12 Board Examinations 2021 would begin on March 15.
PIB Fact Check has also called out the document as fake and confirmed that there is no such decision.
With the pandemic still in a serious situation across the country, students and parents have been worried about the upcoming board exams and how they would be conducted amid the prevailing situation. To address these concerns and many others like them, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ held a webinar on December 10.
He informed that CBSE has been working constantly for the board examination and considering the many concerns, CBSE has reduced the syllabus for Class 10 and 12 board exams 2021 by 30 percent. He further said that all the required information will be available on the official websites.