No Plan To Cancel NEET 2021, Considering Multiple Attempts For JEE Main; Says Education MinisterEducation Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in his latest live webinar said that there is no plan to cancel NEET 2021 exams and his ministry is considering multiple sessions of JEE Main exams as well.
Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today interacted with the students in a live session that started at 10 AM. In the webinar, minister said that there is no plan to cancel the Medical entrance test – NEET 2021. Answering another question, the minister said that his ministry is considering to hold multiple sessions of JEE Main Exams.
Using hashtag #EducationMinisterGoesLive, students asked regarding CBSE Board Exams 2021, JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 Exams. Some students have asked for a reduced syllabus of CBSE board exams, a few others asked the minister to announce dates of exams as well.
Medical and Engineering aspirants also asked the Education Minister to announce JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 syllabus as well as the dates. Some of the students requested for a postponement of the entrance exams.
Answering to a question, Dr Pokhriyal said that if students can’t go to schools for lab-related works, it will not be possible to conduct practical exams. He said, “We will discuss in this regard.”
Responding to the question of another student who asked for a reduction of 10-20 percent syllabus, Mr Pokhriyal said that CBSE has already reduced syllabus by 30 percent. If the situation remains the same, that the exams have to be postponed, we will take a decision then.
Highlights of today’s Live webinar by Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
- NEET 2021 will be held for sure. The education ministry will take it into consideration if students want NEET 2021 to be held online.
- The education ministry is discussing the possibility of conducting JEE Main more than twice every year.
- If students can not visit their respective schools for lab-related work, it will not be possible to hold CBSE practical exams.
- If the COVID-19 situation remains the same, that the exams have to be postponed, the ministry will make a decision then.
Following are the updates from the today’s session.
- At 10:09 AM, live webinar by Education Minister begins.
- The minister congrtatulated ministers, officials for successfully conducting board and competitive exams in 2020 amid the ongoing global pandemic.
- Dr Pokhriyal said that students will soon return to schools as the COVID-19 situation is improving. So far, 17 states in the country have decided to reopen schools, the minister said.
- We conducted JEE, NEET exams, keeping in mind that a precious year of students must not get wasted. During COVID-19, NEET proved to be the biggest exam conducted in the world.
- Dr Pokhriyal said that the National Test Abhyas app developed by the NTA helped students to prepare for JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020.
- Answering a question, the minister said that if students can’t go to schools for lab-related works, it will not be possible to conduct exams. He said, “We will discuss in this regard.”
- In response to a student who asked for a reduction of 10-20 percent syllabus, Dr Pokhriyal said that CBSE has already reduced syllabus by 30 percent. If the situation remains the same, that the exams have to be postponed, we will take a decision then.
- Answering a student who asked for more time to prepare for board exams, the minister said, “we will ensure that you get enough time for preparation”.
- Dr Pokhriyal said that the while many boards have reduced syllabus, some state boards have decided not to. “We are discussing on the syllabus of JEE Main 2021 so that students from all boards can participate”.
- Education minister said that the ministry is considering if JEE Main can be held for up to four times.
- “There is no plan to cancel NEET 2021,” Mr Pokhriyal said. “We postponed NEET thrice in 2020 and gave students an opportunity to change their exam centres. We could have cancelled the exam but it would have been a great loss for students and the country,” the minister said.
- “We’ve conducted NEET in offline mode till now. But we will take it into consideration if students want online NEET exam,” the education minister said.
- Putting an end to speculation regarding the conduct of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2021), Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today said that there is no plan to cancel the all-India Medical entrance exam.
- When asked about multiple sessions of the Engineering entrance exam, the minister said his ministry is discussing in this regard.
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