Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank was live from 10 AM to 11 AM on his Facebook and Twitter pages. Via the live, he discussed many queries of the students regarding competitive exams like JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021. He also discussed the queries of the students regarding the board examinations.
The key take aways of the webinar today are as follows:
- The exam dates of JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 are being decided.
- CBSE board exam dates will depend on the situation and are under discussion.
- All exam dates will be announced soon enough so that students get enough time to prepare for the exams.
- CBSE board practical exams will be cancelled / postponed will be depended on the schools and the situation.
- The syllabus of JEE Main and NEET 2021 will be reduced or not will also depend on the situation. The syllabus should be in balance with CBSE and other state board syllabus.
- CBSE has reduced the syllabus of the boards by 30%. The revised syllabus is available on the website of CBSE.
- Increasing the number of attempts for JEE Main 2021 is under consideration and decisions will be taken soon.
- Conducting NEET in online mode is also under discussion and decision will be taken keeping in mind the benefits of all students.
You can catch Dr. Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal live from the video below:
The event was earlier scheduled for December 3 but got later postponed after many responses were received. Hence, in order that students, teachers, and stakeholders have enough time, the postponed event was then decided to be held on December 10. It was expected that the Miniter will announce the exam dates for Boards or the competitive exams, but dates were not announced. Instead, the Minster had assured that the dates are being discussed and will be announced soon so that the candidates can get enough time for preparations.
Given the delay in the session, it is being proposed that CBSE class 10 and 12 exams should be held in the month of February and March as always. However, students are asking to delay the exam until May because the academic session started late. Virtual classes have taken over regular school but has its own limitation. Hence, parents and students are asking for the delay.
In a recent update, CBSE board officials have confirmed that the board exams are going to held in offline i.e pen-paper mode. Also, in an interview, CBSE Secretary, Anurag Tripathi confirmed that the practical exam dates as circulating in the media are not true and the board is looking for a different alternative for conducting the practical exams. So far, Maharashtra and Gujarat announced that the board exams for next year has been postponed and decision regarding the same based on the prevailing COVID-19 situation.
The webinar comes as a sigh of relief for many of these students who have been anxiously waiting to know the details. You can check all the important pointers of the live here.