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CBSE, JEE Main, NEET: High level meeting today to discuss Class 12 board exams, entrance tests

The meeting will be chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar will be in attendance.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi I |
Updated: May 23, 2021 11:41:03 am
class 12 exams postponed, pokhriyal on class 12 exams, cbse class 12 exams, cbse board 2021, cbse class 12 2021 exams postponed, decision on class 12 examsRamesh Pokhriyal virtually interacted with presidents and secretaries of CBSE school complexes. (File photo)

The Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will conduct a high-level meeting today with all the states/UT education ministers, secretaries and chairpersons of state examination boards as well as stakeholders to discuss pending Class 12 board exams, entrance examinations for professional courses.

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Besides CBSE, most state boards have deferred class 12 exams due to the surge in Covid-19 cases. Entrance examinations like JEE, NEET, CLAT etc have also postponed.

The meeting will be chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar will be in attendance.

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“I recently held a meeting with the state education secretaries in this regard. The consultative process will be further strengthened through a high-level meeting to be chaired by Hon’ble Defence Minister Shri @rajnathsingh Ji,” Nishank tweeted on Saturday.

“All the state government education ministers and secretaries have been requested to attend this meeting and to share their valuable views with regards to upcoming examinations. This virtual meeting will take place at 11.30 am on 23rd May, 2021,” he added.

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In a letter to states and union territories, the Union education minister has stated that the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, and the CBSE are exploring options regarding the conduct of examinations, keeping in mind the safety and security of the students and the teachers.

“The Department of Higher Education is also deliberating upon the finalisation of the dates of examinations for institutions of higher learning. COVID-19 pandemic has affected various areas including the Education sector, particularly the board exams and entrance exams,” the letter noted.

“In view of the prevailing situation, almost all the State Education Boards, CBSE and ICSE have postponed their Class 12 examinations, 2021. Similarly, the National Testing Agency (NTA) and other national exam conducting institutions have also postponed the entrance exams for admissions to professional courses,” it added.

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