Union Education Minister virtually interacted with teachers, parents and students on upcoming competitive and board exams in a Live Webinar on 10th December 2020.
Regarding the concerns raised by students relating to the syllabus and dates of JEE Exam, Shri Pokhriyal said that the suggestion of JEE (Main) 2021 to be held four times in a year will be examined positively, beginning in the end of February (thereafter in March, April & May-2021) for 3-4 days during each time. He further said that the syllabus for JEE (Main 2021) will remain same as the previous year, and the proposal is under examination where students will be given choice to answer 75 questions (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)out of 90 questions(30 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics). He mentioned that for JEE (Main) 2020, there were 75 questions that had to be answered by the candidates (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics).
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— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) December 10, 2020
The Minister stated that the Ministry will examine the suggestion positively to give the option to candidates to appear one/ two/ three/ four times in JEE (Main) 2021 for admission in the coming academic year.
In a question relating to the syllabus and dates of NEET, the Minister clarified that the schedule for NEET (UG) 2021 is being finalized in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the National Medical Commission (NMC). The same would be declared in near future, he said. Regarding the syllabus for NEET (UG) 2021, Shri Pokhriyal said that the syllabus will remain the same as the previous year. In terms of mode of conduct of examination – online and offline; the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and National Medical Commission (NMC) are being consulted in this regard, he added.
Informing about the Board Examinations of class 10th and class 12th, the Minister said that the consultations with the stakeholders are in progress for deciding the dates of Board examinations and it will be announced soon based on the feedback from stakeholders.
On a query relating to cancellation or postponement of CBSE practical examinations, the Minister said that CBSE is yet to take a decision on the dates of conducting Board examinations including practical. Consultations with the stakeholders are in progress. In case students are not able to do practical in classes before the examinations, suitable alternatives to practical examinations will be explored, he added.
While clarifying the doubts of the students and teachers about the deleted portion of Class 12, the Minister said that CBSE has already uploaded the revised syllabus on its website. Also, details of the deleted portion have been given in a summary form. For any doubt, schools may contact CBSE or may visit CBSE website: www.cbseacademic.nic.in. He said he will also instruct C.B.S.E to upload videos of every chapter on their website.