Live Updates: No Plan To Cancel NEET 2021, Considering Multiple Attempts For JEE Main; Says Education Minister
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' in his webinar said that there is no plan to cancel NEET 2021 and his ministry is considering multiple sessions of JEE Main exam.
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today interracted with students in a live session that started at 10 am. In the webinar, Mr Pokhriyal 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.
Using #EducationMinisterGoesLive, students asked regarding CBSE Board Exam 2021, JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021. While some students have asked for a reduced syllabus of CBSE board exam, others have asked the minister to announce dates.
Medical and Engineering students also asked the Education Minister to announce JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 syllabus and for a postponement of the entrance exams.
Answering a question, Mr Pokhriyal said that if students can't go to schools for lab-related works, it will not be possible to conduct practical exams. "We will discuss in this regard," he said.
Responding to another student who asked for a reduction of 10-20 per cent syllabus, Mr Pokhriyal said that CBSE has already reduced syllabus by 30 per cent. If the situation remains the same, that the exams have to be postponed, we will take a decision then.
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Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' answered questions asked by students regarding the conduct of board, entrance exams next year. Students across the country have asked him about JEE Main 2021, NEET 2021 and board exams using #EducationMinisterGoesLive on Twitter
90 quesrtions in JEE Main 2021
Syllabus for JEE Main 2021 to remain same as the previous year and a proposal is under examination where students will be given choice to answer 75 questions (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) out of 90 questions (30 question each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics), Mr Pokhriyal sais in his webinar.
In JEE Main 2020, there were 75 questions which had to be answered by the candidates (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics).
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Will Decide On CBSE Practical Exams Later: Ramesh Pokhriyal
Addressing the questions regarding CBSE 2021 examinations for Classes 10 and 12 during his live webinar, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said they will take a call on the CBSE practical examinations as per the COVID-19 situation. Read
Highlights from the webinar
- NEET 2021 will be held for sure. The ministry will take it into consideration if students want NEET 2021 to be held online.
- The ministry is discussing the possibility of conducting JEE Main more than twice every year.
- If students can not visit schools for lab 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.
Education Minister: We Are Discussing If JEE Main 2021 Can Be Conducted More Than Twice
When asked about multiple sessions of the Engineering entrance exam, Mr Pokhriyal said his ministry is discussing in this regard. Read more
"There is no plan to cancel NEET 2021" : Education Minister In Webinar
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. Read here
NEET 2021: Online or Offline?
"We've conducted NEET in offline mode till now...but we will take it into consideration if students want online NEET exam," the minister said.
"No Plan To Cancel NEET 2021"
"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.
On multipe attempts for JEE Main
Mr Pokhriyal said that the ministry is considering if JEE Main can be held for up to four times.
On JEE Main 2021 Syllabus
Mr 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".
We conducted NEET -- biggest exam in the world -- amid pandemic. If safety guidelines are followed properly, no student will get infacted, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal said.
On new exam pattern and postponement of exam
Answering a strudent who asked for more time to prepare for board exams, the minister said, "we will ensure that you get enough time for preparation".
On Postponement of CBSE Board Exam 2021 and syllabus reduction
In responce to a student who asked for a reduction of 10-20 per cent syllabus, Mr Pokhriyal said that CBSE has already reduced syllabus by 30 per cent. If the situation remains the same, that the exams have to be postponed, we will take a decision then.
On CBSSE Practical Exams
Answering a question, Mr Pokhriyal said that if students can't go to schools for lab-related works, it will not be possible to conduct exams. "We will discuss in this regard," he said.
"Oxford University recently said that NEP will initiate revival of India as Vishwa Guru, which was a knowledge hub in ancient times"
National Test Abhyas app helped students during pandemic
Mr Pokhriyal said that the National Test Abhyas app developed by the NTA helped students to prepare for JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020.
Guidelines were followed
Election Commission of India followed the protocols employed for JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 to hold elections in Bihar, Mr Pokhriyal said. The minister said that number of exam centres were increased and students were given the opportunity to change their exam centres.
We conducted JEE, NEET exams in time
"We conducted JEE, NEET exams, keeping in mind that a precious year of students do not get wasted. During COVID-19, NEET proved to be the biggest exam conducted in the world".
"Students will return to school soon"
Mr Pokhriyal said that students will soon return to school as the COVID-19 situation is improving. So far, 17 states have decided to reopen schools, Mr Pokhriyal said.
Educaton Minister congrtatulates ministers, officials for successfully conducting board and competitive exams in 2020 amid the ongoing pandeminc.
Postpone Board Exams “At Least Till May”
Students across the country, who will appear in CBSE and other board exams are asking the minister to postpone exams at least till may. Read more
A twitter user wrote, “#EducationMinisterGoesLive Please postpone the board examinations to May 2021. The quality of the online classes makes us unable to prepare that well and we truly need some more time. Please try to understand our situation”. Read
'Conduct Online CBSE Exams, Reduce Syllabus'
Though CBSE officials have clarified that board exams will be offline, students are demandidng for an offline exam based on reduced syllabus. Read more
JEE Main 2021 likely in February
An official earlier tolfd PTI that the first exam of JEE Main 2021 will be held in February instead of January.
Third Attempt For JEE Advanced
Some students have also asked for a third attempt of the IIT admission test-- JEE advanced.
“Please give third chance to droppers to appear in Jee Advance 2021. The pandemic caused a lot of stress and disturbance in studies,” a student said. Read here
On JEE Main 2021, NEET 2021
Students have asked the Education Minister to announce NEET 2021 and JEE Main 2021 date and syllabus.
About JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 syllabus, a student asked: “Please tell the students about the jee and neet 2021 syllabus as we are facing problems in completing the syllabus in the given time please disclose the official syllabus on http://nta.nic.in as soon as possible.”
"Make A Decision Soon": Students
Students have asked officials to make a decision on CBSE board exam 2021. The board is yet to announce when the exams will be held but said that it will be held offline. Read
What Students Are Asking?
Majority of students want to know when and how exams will be held next year. Read
#EducationMinisterGoesLive Webinar Today
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' will today answer students' queries regarding the upcoming board and competitive exams, that include JEE Main 2021, NEET 2021 and CBSE board exam 2021, in a webinar scheduled to begin at 10 am.