Minister's live clarifies points on CBSE, NEET and JEE exams for 2021
Minister comes live to clarify CBSE NEET and JEE exam dates

10th Dec 2020

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Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank took live questions from students, parents and teachers today. He ruled out any possibility of cancelling CBSE class 10 exams, class 12 exams, NEET or JEE Main exams. However he did say that students might get more time if COVID situation does not improve.Before taking questions, the minister congratulated all students who were successful in board exams.

CBSE 2021 Syllabus Reduction :

On questions of reduction of CBSE Class 10 and 12 syllabus, Pokhriyal said that the board has already reduced the 30 per cent of the syllabus. He also  did not rule out the possibility of further reduction in the syllabus for class 10 & 12 board exams, if pandemic situation worsens. He said new reduced syllabus was available on CBSE website. Pokhriyal said that the board would keep assessing the situation and would appropriately decide on the best possible sollution in terms of the date and schedule of the exam.

Lab-related work for CBSE exams :

Minister was not very clear on lab related work, and said a separate decision will be taken in this regard. He said “we will discuss later in this regard”. In case, he added, that the situation is still not conducive for conducting practical examinations, the board may instroduce alternatives to the same.

Minister NEET and JEE exams for 2021 :

NEET 2021 and JEE exams will be conducted, said the minister. He also said that his ministry was considering to conduct the exams online. He referred to NEET 2020 and how it was postponed thrice for students. Clearly, dates for NEET and JEE will depend upon the COVID situation, but exams will surely be conducted.

On reducing JEE and NEET 2021 syllabus, Education Minister said that the discussions are in place and it is possible that the paper pattern may be tweaked (like introducing choices or giving less questions from the portions that have been removed) in the competitive examinations. Suggestions on reducing syllabus by 10 to 20 per cent was noted by him. There is, however, no indication that the same would be done.

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