Education Minister Webinar Live Now: 'No CBSE Board Exams Till February 2021', Says Ramesh Pokhriyal
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ is hosting a live interaction with teachers at 4 pm today. He is likely to discuss the upcoming CBSE Board exams 2021 for Classes 10 and 12, CBSE exam dates, schedule and address the queries shared by teachers.
The Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ is hosting a live interaction with teachers today, December 22 at 4 pm. Mr Pokhriyal is discussing the upcoming CBSE Board exams 2021 for Classes 10 and 12, and he is likely to give details about its mode of conduct, CBSE exam dates, schedule and addresses the queries shared by teachers on Twitter. The Minister has asked teachers to join the webinar and share their concerns using #EducationMinistergoeslive.
The webinar was scheduled on December 17, however, the interaction was postponed due to “overwhelming response”. The live interaction of the teachers and Mr Pokhriyal will be broadcast live at the Education Ministry’s Twitter handle and Facebook page.
In his last webinar with students and parents, on December 10, the Education Minister answered questions about medical entrance tests, NEET 2021; engineering entrance test, JEE 2021 and board exams 2021.
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#EducationMinisterGoesLive: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has scheduled a live interaction with teachers at 4 pm today to discuss the upcoming 2021 board exams.
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: Reduced Syllabus
The CBSE board exams will be conducted on a reduced syllabus. There will also be 33 per cent internal choices in the exam, said Mr Pokhiryal. 30 per cent of the total syllabus has been scrapped and some states have also declared the same while others are likely to make an announcement soon, added the minister at the live interaction with teachers.
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: Team On Internal Exams
Addressing a query on the upcoming 2021 board exams, the minister said: "We will form a team for internal examinations."
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: Online Exams Not Possible
Answering to a question on the modes of upcoming 2021 board exams, Mr Pokhriyal said: "Many CBSE schools are in rural areas. Hence, online examinations are not possible."
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: No CBSE Board Exams Till February 2021
"We will not be able to hold CBSE Board examinations till February 2021", says Mr Pokhriyal at the live webinar with teachers.
"We cannot allow COVID-19 impact the students and label them as COVID-era students who cleared the classes without any examination" said the Minister while answering a teacher who asked if board exams can be postponed.
The Minister also said: "We have organised JEE, NEET exams this year. It was one of the biggest examination conducted amid COVID-19 pandemic."
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: Government Is Favour Of Students
Answering to one of the teachers, Mr Pokhriyal in the live interaction said: "Our government is in favour of students."
“We are aware of the determination our teachers have to overcome the challenges. I believe we will soon get a solution to these infrastructural issues,” said the Education Minister.
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: Alternatives To Online Mode Of Education
Answering to a question from a Jharkhand teacher about alternatives to online education, Mr Nishank said: "Many teachers are imparting education via loudspeaker by travelling long distances through motorcycle."
The minister added: "One Nation One digital platform, 20 lakhs crore was distributed as part of which PMeVidya was provided to students. We are using initiatives like One class one channel, DIKSHA, Pathshala." Saying around 800 radio programmes are being aired via radio, Mr Nishank said that classes are also conducted via television radio, community radio to reach out to students.
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: Practice Yoga To Uplift Mental Health
"We have been promoting the students to practise Yoga and have helped to uplift the mental and physical health of teachers as well," Education Minister at #EducationMinisterGoesLive webinar.
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: Depression Among Students
Ramesh Pokhriyal said that more than 500 psychiatrists have been made available to the students while answering to one of queries raised by teachers. Mr Nishank said: "WE have launched a program called My book my friend, IIT have done so many researches during the COVID-19 crisis. Students have utilised this difficult time."
He added: "Even today around 300 psychiatrists have been helping thousands of teachers and students to protect them mental stress."
Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the NEP focuses on imparting life values to our students while answering to one of queries raised by teachers. “Our students need to be not just good humans, good citizens, but also global citizens,” he said.
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: Teacher Training
During his live interaction with teachers, Mr Pokhriyal said: “CBSE has trained 4.80 lakh teachers in online education teaching. VS trained over 15 thousand and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya trained over nine thousand teachers. Online evaluation training was also provided by NVS. Training of teachers in online education is critical. Schools are yet to resume to their full capacities. Several platforms like ‘Nishtha' has been launched for the benefit of teachers."
Answering one question from a Kolkata teacher, the Education Minister said: "The theoretical knowledge is there but no practical training. The theoretical knowledge is not enough without practical training. Via NCERT under NEP, the new curriculum created will incorporate the real-life application of the theory by giving several case-studies so students would not only learn theory but go beyond that."
Teacher, A Link Between Drafting NEP And Its Implementation: Mr Pokhriyal At Live Webinar
It is a difficult task to implement National Education Policy at the ground level. The Education Minister has considered the teachers as a link between the drafting of the NEP 2020 and its implementation.
"We are the first nation in the world to include Artificial Intelligence in our school curriculum," Mr Pokhriyal at #EducationMinisterGoesLive interaction with teachers said.
When the students will get to learn artificial intelligence in the school level instead of just at higher education levels, they will become more efficient, the minister added.
One of the students using #EducationMinisterGoesLive asked: "I want you to include professional papers from the 9th class, in the school."
Answering to the student, Mr Pokhriyal in the webinar said, "Considering your inputs, we have introduced technical education from Class 6 onwards along with internship to ensure practical training than just theoretical studies."
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal is now answering the queries of teachers.
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: Ramesh Pokhriyal Appreciates Efforts Of Teachers
Ramesh Pokhriyal is lauding efforts of students and appreciating teachers for conducting classes online during this pandemic. Many countries across the nation have canceled their academic year due to COVID-19 but the teachers of our nation continued to work hard and did not let the academic year be wasted, he added.
"I wanted to discuss the CBSE and state board examinations with you all to ensure that the final decision is in favour of students and teachers. Hence, I invited you to share your suggestions and feedback with me," Mr Pokhriyal at the live interaction of the #EducationMinisterGoesLive webinar.
Education Minister at #EducationMinisterGoesLive: "Our educationist will keep on researching and trying new things to improve the teaching process. Teachers are the most abled and powerful people as it is easier to become IAS professional but difficult to be a teacher."
The National Education Policy implemented after having discussions with teachers has been hailed by everyone across the world, Mr Pokhriyal at the #EducationMinisterGoesLive webinar with teachers.
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: Education Minister Addresses Teachers
Praising the teachers as Corona Warriors, Mr Pokhriyal welcomes them to the webinar.
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: 'Conduct Exams Online'
Requesting the Education Minister to conduct exams online amid COVID-19, a student said: "Sir please do exams online. If exams are important then life's are also important. Sir in our school 1 day we went there teacher says to stand in social distance but know one listens. Sir please do exams online."
Sir please do exams online.— Harsh Malik (@HarshMa09824572) December 22, 2020
If exams are important then life's are also important.Sir in our school 1 day we went there teacher says to stand in social distance but know one listens. Sir please do exams online.#noofflineexam #Teachers #EducationMinisterGoesLive
'आचार्य देवो भव:' My dear #Teachers, I will be going live on Dec 22 at 4 pm to talk to you about the upcoming board #exams. Do tune in & share your concerns with me. #EducationMinisterGoesLive pic.twitter.com/3aSO9bmSBD— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) December 20, 2020
#EducationMinsiterGoesLive: Webinar To Begin In 10 Minutes
The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will be interacting with teachers and is expected to make important announcements regarding the CBSE exams dates.
A CBSE Board exam aspirant complained about the time lost during lockdown as he said, "Sir It is my request to postpone board exam because this year online learning doesn't got much benefited than offline learning. We have waste first 2-3 months due complete lockdown. After that other months to shifting on online mode but some students didn't get online due to loss of connectivity"
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: 'Checked pre-board exam papers and I'm disappointed'
One of the teachers asked the Education Minister to postpone board exams after evaluating the answer sheets of pre-board exams. He said, "Sir as a teacher my request is too postpone the exams till June or May. Sir students have not too much knowledge to give the exams I have checked so many pre-board exam papers and I'm very disappointed sir this is a problem in many schools."
Sir as a teacher my request is too postpone the exams till june Or may . Sir students have not to much knowledge to give the exams I have checked so many pre board exam paper and I'm very disappointed sir this is a problem in many school.. @DrRPNishank @narendramodi— Karan Sodhi (@KaranSo81381703) December 21, 2020
"Sir It is my request to postpone board exam because this year online learning doesn't got much benefited than offline learning.We have waste first 2-3monthsdue complete lockdown. After that other months to shifting on online mode but some students didn't get online dueto loss of connectivity," a Twitter user said.
Sir It is my request to postponeboard exambecause this year online learning doesn't gotmuchbenefited thanoffline learning.Wehave waste first 2-3monthsdue completelockdown.After thatother months to shiftingon onlinemode but some students didn't get onlinedueto loss ofconnectivity— Md rehan (@Mdrehan36710868) December 22, 2020
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: 'Postpone CBSE Class 12 boards'
CBSE board exam aspirant complained about online classes on Twitter and requested to postpone the examination. He said, "Please postpone the Board Exams. It's my humble request online classes are not as successful as you think. Our College didn't even start the English Classes and Physical Education Classes. I am so worried about my life. I am so depressed and stressed. Please understand."
Board exams aspirants have been flooding the social media with questions related to lack of clarity regarding the CBSE syllabus, while some have also requested the Education Minister to share details about the revised portions of each subject.
#EducationMinsiterGoesLive: Webinar To Begin In 30 Minutes
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will soon go live on Twitter to discuss the upcoming CBSE Board exams 2021. This session is expected to be focused on discussion with teachers of Classes 10 and 12.
#EducationMinsiterGoesLive: 'Only easier parts of the syllabus have been removed'
Mentioning the state examination boards, one of the students informed the Minister that the easier parts of the syllabus have been removed. “Sir RBSE and Maharashtra board have extended their exam dates till May 15,, then why not CBSE as the 30 per cent syllabus reduced only comprises the easier chapters which help students to score more”, she said.
sir RBSE and Maharashtra board dono ne apni dates may 15 tak extend kari hain , then why not CBSE kyuki 30 percent syllabus jo reduce hua hai woh sirf jo scoring aur easy chapters hain woh hataye gaye hain sir.— himanshi_punjabi (@HimanshiPunjabi) December 10, 2020
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: 'Syllabus has not been reduced by 30%'
While complaining about Commerce syllabus in Class 12 a student said, “As you said in your yesterday meeting that CBSE has already deleted 30 per cent of the syllabus but in commerce, the syllabus has not been reduced by 30 per cent. The topics which are deleted in Economics have repeated again, chapter 10 like Qualitative and quantitative method”.
As you said in your yesterday metting that #EducationMinisterGoesLive CBSE has already deleted 30 percent syllabus but in commerce the syllabus reduced not 30 percent . The topic which are deleted in Economics are repeated in agian ch 10 like Qualitative and quantitative methods— Nagpal saab (@KaranNa96623278) December 11, 2020
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: 'Postpone CBSE Board Exams'
One of the students requested to postpone the exams as he said, "Sir please postpone CBSE board exams till may so we can prepare well its all about our future because we have not attended any class in school and there is huge difference in online teaching vs in school".
Sir please postpone cbse board exams till may so we can prepare well its all about our future because we have not attended any class in school and there is huge difference in online teaching vs in school.— Shubham Verma (@ShubhamV1292) December 22, 2020
A senior secondary teacher of a CBSE asserted a few problems faced by her. She said, "Respected Sir, I'm a Sr. Sec teacher in a CBSE school. Teachers, students and parents would like complete clarity on the following issues: 1. Practicals/ Projects - please cancel these as it is very difficult for schools to prepare students for these."
Respected Sir, I'm a Sr.Sec teacher in a CBSE school. Teachers, students and parents would like complete clarity on the following issues :— Mithani (@mithani) December 10, 2020
1. Practicals/ Projects - please cancel these as it is very difficult for schools to prepare students for these. 1/n
Earlier on December 10, many students had asked for specific dates for Board Exams and NEET 2021. Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal had said that the Class 10 and 12 Board exams syllabus has been reduced by 30% due to inefficiency of the online classes. He mentioned that the official website of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been updated in this regard. Though, students and teachers seem to have no clarity about which portions of the syllabus would be eliminated.
#educationMinsiterGoesLive: 'Cancel CBSE Exams'
While some have asked how practical exams will be conducted, others have requested Mr Pokhriyal for cancellation of exams.
#postponeboardexam2021tilljune— Ravikar Singh (@RavikarSingh13) December 13, 2020
Sir I am a teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Odisha. I want to suggest to cancel CBSE Board Exams this year because schools are closed since last 9 months and it is very difficult to teach online due to poor network connectivity. pic.twitter.com/pKiSc6b9bs
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: 'Postpone the upcoming Board exams'
One of the students requests for exam postponement as he tagged Education Minister and said, “Due to the huge pandemic impacts on Education, It would be really nice and grateful if you can postpone the upcoming board exams. Though we had online classes but that was not too useful for us, the syllabus was completed horribly in schools. Please help.”
Respected Education Minister,— Anurag Bhakat (@BhakatAnurag) December 17, 2020
Due to the huge pandemic impacts on Education, It would be really nice and grateful if you can postpone the upcoming board exams. Though we had online classes but that was not too useful for us, syllabus was completed horribly in schools.Please help
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: 'Remove 75% Eligibility Criteria For JEE Main 2021'
For the next academic year, relaxations in JEE Main 2021 examination have been announced. The Engineering entrance examination will be held in four sessions in multiple shifts, optional questions will be available which will not be subjected to negative marking. However, aspirants are further demanding to remove the criteria for scoring 75 per cent marks in CBSE Board Class 12 examinations to be eligible for JEE Main 2021.
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: 'When Will Education Minister Come Live?'
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will host a live session to discuss the upcoming CBSE board exams as well as the other state board exams on his official Twitter account at 4 pm.
‘Why not NEET 2021’: Students demand more sessions of the medical entrance exam. As the students eagerly await the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2021) exam dates, social media has been flooded with requests to conduct the medical entrance examination twice a year.
#EducationMinsiterGoesLive: 'Conduct NEET 2021 at least twice'
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced on December 16 that the JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in four rounds. Soon after that, many students took to Twitter to seek clarity on NEET 2021 exam dates and pattern as well. A Twitter user said, "He said, “With due respect, kindly also consider conducting NEET 2021 at least twice/thrice in a year starting from 2021 through online. Kindly also publish details regarding NEET 2021."
#educationMinisterGoesLive: 'Tell us the dates of our exams'
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ invited suggestions for CBSE Board Examinations 2021. One of the Twitter users said, “High time for you to tell us the dates of our exams and it's a high request from our side no MCQ must be there it will take even more time for us and after our 12th we have to give other competitive exams so please consider that also “.
#educatioinistergoeslive @DrRPNishank high time for you to tell us the dates of our exams and it's a high request from our side no McQ must be there it will take even more time for us and after our 12th we have to give other competitive exams so please consider that also 🙏— Yashika (@Yashika48739295) December 20, 2020
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: Clarity On Practical Exams For Class 10, 12
Questions related to lack of clarity in the practical exams of CBSE and state board exams, their syllabus have been posted on social media. Class 10 and Class 12 teachers are equally worried about the completion of the syllabus before the exams through online classes.
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: Alternatives To Practical Exams
In his last webinar with students, the Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that if students cannot visit their schools to do lab work, alternatives to practical exams will have to be explored.
Tagging the Education Minister, a Twitter user suggested that the upcoming board exams be held with a gap of 10-15 days in March and April, 2021.
@EduMinOfIndia This is my suggestion regarding #cbse boards ,that the #Exams can be held in March and April with gap of 10-15 day in btw each exam so that burden of #studend can be reduced and alsot we can start the new session in time.@DrRPNishank #EducationMinisterGoesLive— Monika Jain (@MonikaJ09102670) December 22, 2020
#EducationMinisterGoesLive: What Teachers Are Asking
Teachers across the nation are worried about the upcoming 2021 board exams and want to know when will the exams be held and in what mode the 2021 board exams will be conducted.
#EducationMinisterGoesLive Webinar Today
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' will today answer teachers' queries regarding the upcoming board exams in a live interaction scheduled to start at 4 pm.