The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ conducted a live webinar on December 10 addressing students’ concerns regarding the upcoming board and competitive exams. There were many questions raised by students regarding the conduct of JEE, NEET and CBSE board examinations amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Interacting with teachers, parents and students on upcoming competitive/board exams. #EducationMinisterGoesLive @EduMinOfIndia @SanjayDhotreMP @PIB_India @MIB_India @DDNewslive https://t.co/qOsUBJ2J30
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) December 10, 2020
Some of the important points made by Pokhriyal during the live webinar included:
- The revised syllabus and exam pattern for JEE, NEET 2021 exams will be released soon. No plans to cancel exams. Efforts are being made to avoid the clash of CBSE practical exams with JEE, NEET exams.
- May consider conducting NEET exams online, if students suggest.
- In terms of JEE and NEET syllabus, Pokhriyal said that if the pandemic situation persists, due time would be given to the students for preparation.
- Attempts will also be made to keep JEE and NEET questions in line with CBSE’s reduced syllabus.
- The CBSE board exam 2021 dates will be announced much before the commencement of exam.
- The reduced syllabus of CBSE is available on their website: cbse.nic.in. The syllabus has been reduced by 30 percent.
- CBSE practical exam will be held at the school level. In case, schools are not able to conduct practicals due to the pandemic, alternative solutions will be made. If similar conditions continue, an extension of board exam dates will be considered.
Pokhriyal also mentioned about the conduct of CBSE board exam this year, stating, “It is worth mentioning that even in the time of pandemic, 91 percent of the class 10th students passed the CBSE 10th Board exam this year. A total of 16 lakh students of 17 lakh 50,000 students appeared in the exam and 13 students scored 499 out of 500. A total of 10 lakh 50,000 out of 12 lakh students passed the CBSE 12th exams. It is incredible.”
“I am sure students will soon return to the school life as the situation nowadays is changing in the country,” he added.
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