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CBSE 12th Date Sheet 2021 - Check Science, Commerce, and Arts Exam Dates

According to the recent announcement by the Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, CBSE 12th board exam 2021 will begin on 4th May 2021 and conclude by 14th June 2021, whereas the practical exams will start on 1st March 2021. However, as per the latest announcement, CBSE released the revised CBSE 12th date sheet 2021 on 5th March 2021. Initially, the board had announced the date sheet on 2nd February 2021.

Usually, the practical exams are conducted in January and the theory exams in February and March. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, exams are postponed until the first week of May 2021. Please note that the CBSE 12th exam 2021 will commence in written mode and not online. Moreover, many schools have conducted pre-board exams online to prepare students for the final exams.

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CBSE 12th Exam Date Sheet 2021 - Important Dates

On 31st December 2020, the Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal `Nishank’, went live on his official Twitter handle to announce the CBSE board exam 2021 dates. The minister provided the students, teachers, and parents with a clear idea of the board exam dates. The following are the important dates that the students should not miss out.



Date sheet release date

2nd February 2021

Revised date sheet release date

5th March 2021

Exam dates

4th May 2021 to 14th June 2021

Practical exam commencement

1st March 2021

Release of results

By 15th July 2021

CBSE 12th Date Sheet 2021 Highlights

Here are the highlights of CBSE 12th board exam 2021 date sheet.

Conducting Authority

Central Board of Secondary Education

Exam commencement Date

4th May 2021

Exam end date

14th June 2021

Official website

CBSE 12th Date Sheet 2021

CBSE released the revised date sheet for theory exams on 5th March 2021. According to CBSE's latest update, the 2021 exams will commence on 4th May 2021 and conclude by 14th June 2021. As per the revised date sheet, the Physics exam scheduled for 13th May 2021 has been postponed to 8th June 2021. Moreover, the board scheduled the Maths and Applied Maths exams for 31st May 2021. A detailed CBSE 12th date sheet 2021 is given below for the reference of candidates.

Exam Dates Subject Code and Name
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
4th May 2021

English Elective (001)

English Core (301)

5th May 2021

Taxation (822)

Carnatic Music Vocal (031)

Carnatic Music Mel Ins(032)

Hindustani Music Vocal (034)

Hindustani Music Mel Ins (035)

Hindustani Music Per Ins (036)

6th May 2021

Knowledge Tradition & Practices of India (073) 

Nepali (124)

Automative (804)

Financial Market Management (805)

Insurance (814)

Electronic Technology (820)

Medical Diagnostics (828)

Kuchipudi Dance (058)

Odissi Dance (059)

8th May 2021  Physical Education (048)
10th May 2021

Engineering Graphics (046)

Food Production (809)

Media (821)

Shorthand English (825)

Textile Design (829) 

 11th May 2021

Typography and Computer App. (817)

Fashion Studies (837)

12th May 2021

Business Studies (054)

Business Administration (833)

17th May 2021

Accountancy (055)

18th May 2021

Chemistry (043)

19th May 2021

Political Science (028)

20th May 2021

Legal Studies (074)

Urdu Core (303)

Salesmanship (831)

21st May 2021  -

Urdu Elective (003)

Sanskrit Elective (022)

Sanskrit Core (322)

Front Office Operations (810)

Air - conditioning and Refrigeration (827)

Design (830)

22nd May 2021

Painting (049)

Sculpture (051)

App/Commercial Art (052)

Health Care (813)

24th May 2021

Biology (044)

Office Procedure and Practices (824)

25th May 2021 Economics (030)
27th May 2021 French (118)

Horticulture (816)

Electrical Technology (819)

Cost Accounting (823)

Music Production (834)

Early Childhood Care (842)

Food Nutrition and Dietetics (834)

28th May 2021 Sociology (039)
29th May 2021

Informatics Practices (New - 065)

Informatics Practices (Old - 265)

Computer Science (083)

Computer Science (283)

Information Technology (802)

31st May 2021

Mathematics (041)

Applied Mathematics (Acad) (241)

Applied Mathematics (Skill) (840)

1st June 2021

Hindi Elective (002)

Hindi Core (302)

2nd June 2021

Web Application (803)

Tourism (806)

3rd June 2021 Geography (029) -
4th June 2021

Punjabi (104)

Bengali (105)

Marathi (109)

Arabic (116)

Japanese (194)

Telugu (189)

5th June 2021 Psychology (037) -
7th June 2021 Home Science (064) -
8th June 2021

Physics (042)

Applied Physics (838)

9th June 2021

Banking (811)

Graphics (050)

Kathak - Dance (056)

Bharatnatyam Dance (057)

Yoga (841)

10th June 2021  History (027) -
11th June 2021

Biotechnology (045)

Entrepreneurship (066)

Beauty and Wellness (807)

Agriculture (808)

Library and Info Science (836)

12th June 2021

National Cadet Corps (076)

Marketing (812)

Geospatial Technology (818)

14th June 2021

Retail (801)

Mass Media Studies (835)

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CBSE 12th Date Sheet 2021 PDF

CBSE class 12th date sheet 2021 PDF released on the official website is given below. Candidates can download it for reference purposes.

How to Download CBSE 12th Date Sheet 2021?

Candidates can download CBSE class 12th time table from the official website by following the steps given below.

Step 1: Candidates are required to visit CBSE's official website - and click on the "old website" option.

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Step 2: Find the "Revised Date Sheet 2021" under the "In Focus" section.

Step 3: Click on the class 12th date sheet link.

Step 4: The date sheet PDF will open in a new window.

Guidelines for CBSE Practical Examinations 2021 

There will be both internal and external examiners for the final practical examinations as in the previous years. Schools will receive an application link where they must upload the marks of their candidates. They have to upload a group photo of every student batch during the practical exam containing the students, external examiner, internal examiner, and observer. Everyone's face should be visible in the photo.

Important Points to Note Before Appearing in CBSE 12th Board Exam 2021

There are specific rules and guidelines for CBSE board exams that candidates should be aware of, as it will help them appear in the exams without facing any challenges. Candidates must go through the following guidelines before appearing in the CBSE 12th board exam 2021:

  • The invigilator will distribute the answer books to candidates between 10.00 am - 10.15 am, and the candidates are required to write their roll number on the answer book immediately after receiving it.

  • Particulars will be checked and authorized by the Assistant Superintendents.

  • The question paper will be distributed at 10.15 am, where fifteen minutes starting from 10.15 am –10.30 am, the candidates shall read the question paper.

  • At 10.30 am, candidates must start writing the answers on the answer sheet given.

  • Practical examinations for private candidates are held at the same centre as their theory examination unless they are notified.

  • Private candidates must contact the principal of their theory examination centres for the date and time of practical examination.

  • The school principal may fix up the dates for holding practical examinations in different subjects with consultation from the examiner.

  • For practical exams, the schools will arrange the candidates in convenient batches according to the laboratory capacity.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When will the CBSE 12th exam 2021 start?

  2. How are the Compartment exams conducted?

  3. Where can I download the revised CBSE date sheet 2021 PDF?

  4. What is the usual timing for CBSE 12th exams?

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