No plans to postpone JEE and NEET 2021 — CBSE board exam dates to be released soon: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal
- Pokhriyal did not indicate any date, but said that
NEET 2021examinations would not be cancelled, adding that the government is planning to hold multiple sessions of JEE Main.
- The National Testing Agency (NTA) is also discussing the possibility of conducting these exams in an online mode, if the situation remains the same.
- Pokhriyal also hinted that CBSE class 10, 12 board exams will be held in 2021.
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While addressing the concerns of prospective JEE Main and NEET 2021 students through a Twitter live session, Pokhriyal said that the National Testing Agency (NTA) is also discussing the possibility of conducting these exams in an online mode, if the situation remains the same. This year the JEE 2020 exam was conducted online, however, the NEET 2020 was held in pen-paper mode.
Interacting with teachers, parents and students on upcoming competitive/board exams. #EducationMinisterGoesLive… https://t.co/QHvCTJ2mm0— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) 1607575007000
He also added that the attempts would be made to keep JEE, NEET questions in line with CBSE’s reduced syllabus. And, the authorities would try to release the revised syllabus and exam pattern for the entrance exams soon.
Clarifying the confusion about the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Board exam dates Pokhriyal said although CBSE usually release dates by November end or December beginning, it has not put the exam schedule out yet as they are still assessing the situation, this time.
The education minister said that the CBSE would decide on the exam schedule after taking into consideration the prevailing situation.
Adding that the board has already reduced the syllabus by 30% for this year the teachers must ensure that information is shared with every student, he asserted. The students can also check the revised syllabus on the CBSE’s website at cbse.nic.in.
The board might take alternative options for conducting practical examinations, as the practical exams usually take place at the respective schools and can be done following the COVID-19 guidelines SOPs.
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