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