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CBSE 12th Board 2021 (Exams Cancelled)

As per the latest announcement, CBSE class 12th board exams have been cancelled by the authorities. Moreover, the results for the 2021 board exams will be announced based on the objective criteria set by the board. Generally, the CBSE class 12th board exams occur in February and March. However, for 2021, the board exams were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are now cancelled.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a national-level education board in India that came into existence in 1952 as a standardized government education system. Today, the Union Government of India controls CBSE, and it has over 19,316 affiliated schools in India and 211 schools in 28 different foreign countries. CBSE is the authority that conducts the CBSE 12th exams for all the affiliated schools.

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On 14th April 2021, the board announced to postpone the class 12th board exams due to the rising coronavirus cases. However, as per the latest announcement on 1st June 2021, the exams got cancelled. Go through the following sections to find vital information about the CBSE class 12th exams 2021.

Important Dates and Highlights of CBSE 12th Board Exam 2021

On 31st December 2020, the Union Education Minister announced the CBSE board exam 2021 dates. Initially, the board released the date sheet on 5th March 2021. However, due to the pandemic's current situation, the board cancelled the class 12th board exams.

Conducting authority

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Practical exam commencement

1st March 2021

Exam status


Registration start date

October 2020

Results announcement

To be announced

CBSE 12th Board Exam Date Sheet 2021 (Released)

CBSE had released the revised CBSE 12th date sheet 2021 on 5th March 2021. However, in the meeting held on 1st March 2021, chaired by PM Modi, the CBSE 12th board exams were announced to be cancelled. Usually, the practical exams are conducted in January and the theory exams in February and March. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, exams are cancelled. Moreover, many schools have conducted pre-board exams online to prepare students for the final exams.

CBSE 12th Board Registration 2021

To appear in the CBSE 12th board exams, candidates must register for the same via the official website. It was also essential for candidates to be cautious while filling in the information in the registration form. This information had to be the same as that would reflect on the admit card. For the 2021 board exams, the online application procedure for class 12th private candidates started in October 2020 and concluded on 9th December 2020.

One significant point to note is that the exam registration methods were different for regular and private candidates. The regular candidates must carry out the CBSE 12th board exam registration 2021 process through their respective schools, whereas the private candidates can register themselves via the official website.

CBSE 12th Board Exam Admit Card 2021

Admit card is a vital document to appear in the board exams. Candidates will not be permitted inside the exam halls without a valid admit card. Now that the exams have got delayed, information regarding the admit card is still not clear.

CBSE releases the final exam admit cards on its official website. Like the registration form, private candidates can download their CBSE 12th admit card 2021 from the board's official website whereas, regular candidates have to collect the admit cards from their respective schools.

CBSE Class 12th Syllabus and Marking Scheme 2020-21

All schools under CBSE follow the latest syllabus based on the NCERT curriculum. CBSE class 12th syllabus includes different subject groups like science, commerce, arts, language subjects, elective subjects, and many foreign language subjects as optional subjects.

For the 2020-21 academic year, CBSE has reduced the syllabus by 30%, considering the COVID-19 situation. Therefore, chapters like GST, India's foreign relations with neighboring countries and citizenship, nationalism, federalism, demonetization, secularism are removed. Students can visit the CBSE 12th syllabus 2021 page to find out more about the detailed syllabus and marking scheme of the science, commerce, and arts stream for different subjects.

CBSE Class 12th Sample Papers 2021 Based on the Revised Syllabus

As the CBSE announced a 30% reduction in the class 12th syllabus, there has been a revision in the CBSE syllabus and marking schemes. Therefore, CBSE has released the latest and updated sample question papers for class 12th students to give them an idea of the final exam questions.

Candidates must solve many sample papers to get familiar with the new exam pattern and marking scheme. Kindly visit the CBSE 12th sample paper 2021 section to download the sample papers for different subjects. Download the sample paper PDF files and start preparing for the board exams.

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CBSE 12th Board Exam Results 2021

Generally, CBSE announces the class 12th board exam results in May. However, for 2021, CBSE 12th board exam 2021 got cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. Thus, CBSE will release the class 12 results a bit late compared to the previous years, and the result will be based on the objective criteria set by the board. The final assessment criteria will soon be officially declared by the government. Candidates can either check CBSE 12th results 2021 on '' or the official results website. Candidates are required to provide the necessary credentials such as "Roll Number", "School Number", and "Center Number" on the results page to download the results. A direct link to check results will be updated here once the board announces it.

CBSE Class 12th Compartment Exam 2021

CBSE conducts the 12th compartment exam for candidates who could not pass one or two subjects in the 12th final exams. Thus, the CBSE compartment exams help students to reappear and pass the failed subjects. To appear in the CBSE 12th compartment exam 2021, candidates have to apply for the exams by visiting CBSE official website.

Compartment exams are conducted immediately after the announcement of the 12th board exam results. However, for 2021, CBSE will release the board exam results in July 2021 (tentative). Therefore, candidates can expect the compartment exam to commence in July.

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