Hunt begins for seeking suggestions and recommendations from parents and students regarding the exam next year. As per, the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, the ministry shall be launching a campaign to procure the suggestions.
Soon after dropping hints that JEE Main 2021, NEET 2021 will be held stationed on the revised syllabus, the Education Ministry on November 26 beseeched students, parents, and teachers to submit their concerns regarding the conduct of board and competitive exams next year. The Ministry also stated that a campaign to give heed to the feedbacks from Education stakeholders will also be held. In a high-level meeting in presence of higher and secondary education secretaries and other Ministry officials, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ intended towards the National Testing Agency, which conducts the JEE Main, NEET 2021, and other entrance exams, to assess the situation across state and central school education boards before finalizing the syllabus for next year’s entrance exams.
“You might have a lot of concerns & suggestions regarding the upcoming competitive & various board exams. Share them with us using #EducationMinisterGoesLive. Union Education Minister @DrRPNishank will be going LIVE soon to interact with you,” the Education Minister on Twitter.
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Antecedently, during distinct phases of lockdown, Mr. Pokhriyal tried answering questions by parents, teachers, and students regarding the conduct of exams amid pandemic and their academic future.
Concerning the conduct of JEE Main 2021, officials at NTA revealed to PTI that registration for JEE Main 2021 shall begin next month and the first session of the exam shall most likely be called together in February instead of January.
The report, as a matter of fact, did not mention anything about NEET 2021 date.
In an effort to make up for the academic loss caused by the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, state and central education boards had previously announced a reduction of the school syllabus, some by as much as 30 percent.
CBSE chairman Anurag Tripathi recently said that CBSE Board Exams 2021 date will be announced soon. Mr. Tripathi, nevertheless, did not mention if the exams will be held in February-March or it will be postponed.
“The board exams will happen for sure and a schedule will be announced very soon. The CBSE is making plans and will soon reveal how it will do test assessments,” Mr. Tripathi added.
State boards like Maharashtra and Gujarat have already announced the postponement of next year’s board exams.
While on one hand, Exams are a necessity and shall happen unavoidably, on the other are the concerns of parents and teachers whether or not this might be safe for them and the students – this still remains in a blur as in when the exams might happen but one thing’s for sure is the taking care of yourself is the best way to deal with this nationwide Coronavirus pandemic.
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