Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday held a live session to interact with students on various issues and to answer their queries related to entrance examinations such as JEE 2021 and NEET 2021.
He also took questions on CBSE board exams and made several announcements during the course of his interactions.
The education minister told students that there is a possibility of postponing exams and a further reduction in the syllabus, depending on the situation. He said that in case schools have to remain shut for a longer period, then instead of CBSE board exams for class 10 and class 12, an alternative mode of assessment will be used.
He also said that it is not decided if CBSE board exams will be held in March and a postponement and further delay can be considered based on the situation.
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
During the webinar, students asked the question about the postponement news of NEET 2021. Pokhriyal assured the students that there is no plan to postpone the medical entrance exam.
The education minister while answering a question about JEE exam said that the education ministry is considering increasing the frequency of JEE Mains exam and conduct multiple sessions of JEE Main.
The students used #EducationMinisterGoesLive to ask questions regarding CBSE Board Exam 2021, JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 to the education minister online.
Reduction in CBSE syllabus
Many students showed concern around the reduced syllabus for the CBSE board exams. Students of Medical and Engineering also enquired about the syllabus of NEET 2021 and JEE Main 2021.
Answering a question, Pokhriyal said that there is a possibility of a 10-20 per cent syllabus cut, however, there is no definite decision on it. He said that JEE and NEET will also be considered for a syllabus cut.
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