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JEE Main, NEET, CBSE board exam dates HIGHLIGHTS: Pokhriyal interacts with students, here’s all you need to know

JEE, NEET Exam Date Updates HIGHLIGHTS: Multiple attempts for JEE will be considered, said Pokhriyal

By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 11, 2020 10:12:56 am
Pokhriyal 1200 Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will interact live with students at 10 am today. File

JEE, NEET Exam Date Updates HIGHLIGHTS: Answering queries of students, parents and teachers Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal during his live address made several announcements. He said that not only there is a possibility of postponing the exams, in case the situation does not improve, he also suggested further syllabus cut based on the situation.

Read | JEE, NEET exams can be postponed if the situation does not improve: Pokhriyal

He said that in case schools continue to be shut, there will be an alternative mode of assessment instead of the CBSE class 10 and 12 practical board exams. He also said that there is no mandate that the exams will be held in March and a postponement and further delay can be considered based on the situation. He, however, did not give any definite date. He said that dates will set considering no clash between exams and that students have enough time to prepare for all of them. Assuring students he said, “we are with you”.

He has also asked National Testing Agency (NTA) to discuss with state and central boards and finalise on syllabus cut if required. Answering a question he said, a 10-20 per cent syllabus cut can be considered but there is no definite decision yet. The decision will be made after proper consideration, he said. Multiple attempts for JEE and NEET will also be considered, said Pokhriyal.

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Pokhriyal students interaction HIGHLIGHTS: CBSE, JEE, NEET exams update 

10:12 (IST)11 Dec 2020
'Students are the brand ambassadors of NEP'

Pokhriyal Talked about the National Education Policy, saying, “Students are the brand ambassadors of it” and sought cooperation of students and teachers in effective implementation of the policy.

14:41 (IST)10 Dec 2020
Pokhriyal on CBSE, board exams

Responding to a question on the CBSE board exams, Ramesh Pokhriyal said, "We will ensure you get enough time to prepare based on the new format. We are with you.” He said that the dates will be announced for CBSE board exams only after assessing the situation and the norm of holding exams in March is not mandatory. Pokhriyal further added that the practical exams dates will not clash with the entrance examination.

12:43 (IST)10 Dec 2020
No plan to cancel NEET: Pokhriyal

Amid speculations whether medical entrance exam- NEET will be held this year, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said today that there is no plan to cancel the entrance exam.

11:00 (IST)10 Dec 2020
NEET to be held online/ offline?

Considering the pandemic situations, whether NEET will be held online/ offline, Pokhroyal said, 'we will find best solution for the students.' The medical entrance exam is being conducted in offline mode.

10:55 (IST)10 Dec 2020
Mulling to increase number of attempts for JEE: Pokhriyal

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that it's under consideration to increase the number of attempts for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). 'We are considering to increase the number of attempts for JEE from two to three or four following the suggestions received.'

10:51 (IST)10 Dec 2020
Board, competitive exams

Responding to a student's request, Pokhriyal said that the board exams will be held, and in case if the situation does not improve in the near future, students will be allowed more time. The minister also did not rule out the option of further reduction of syllabus for board exams and said that it would depend only on the situation

10:40 (IST)10 Dec 2020
'Alternatives to practical if situation does not improve'

Reacting to a student's querry, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that if the schools could not conduct practicals considering the pandemic situation, the alternatives will be arranged

10:30 (IST)10 Dec 2020
CBSE board exam

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has congratulated the successful students of CBSE board exams this year. Pokhriyal said, "I congratulate all students who have successfully cleared the board exam amid pandemic. Both class 10, 12 students have exemplary results this year."

10:20 (IST)10 Dec 2020
States to decide on schools reopening

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal's live interaction with students started. Talking about the schools reopening, the minister said that the states will decide considering the COVIID-19 pandemic situations. "17 states have reopened their schools with minimal attendance, the other states will decide on the basis of the pandemic situations," Pokhriyal said

10:08 (IST)10 Dec 2020
Students demand to postpone exams

Citing problems faced in online classes, students and parents are in demand to postpone online classes

09:41 (IST)10 Dec 2020
Pokhriyal's tweet on live interaction
09:26 (IST)10 Dec 2020
Pokhriyal to interact with students shortly

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will interact with students at 10 am today. In the live interaction, the minister will discuss issues from from CBSE board exams to JEE, NEET dates

CBSE 759 Check dates for CBSE board exams. Representational image/ file

Pokhriyal students interaction HIGHLIGHTS: Apart from the board exam dates, there has been a constant demand for syllabus cuts as well. Earlier, the minister had said that the National Testing Agency (NTA) will decide on the syllabus after assessing the situation with several boards.