Announcing a set of relief measures for the students, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the upcoming CBSE board will be held in accordance with the reduced syllabus. The Minister announced this decision during a webinar with the students and teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya. Pokhriyal also said that engineering entrance test JEE -2021 and medical entrance test NEET-2021 will also be held with the reduced syllabus. In view of the impact of the pandemic situation across the country, this decision is being welcomed by the parents and teachers. It may be noted that since the corona outbreak, most of the schools remained closed and only online classes were being held for the students.
“The students should not be afraid about travelling to exam centres”, Pokhriyal assured
During the course of webinar, the Education minister reiterated that the students have to study only revised syllabus for the upcoming CBSE board exams as well as various other competitive exams such as JEE and NEET. He assured the students that questions will be asked in accordance with the revised syllabus. There were some concerns regarding travelling to exam centres amid the pandemic situation to which Pokhriyal replied that in the year 2020 despite having pandemic situation, JEE and NEET exams were held successfully throughout the country and therefore students need not be afraid about travelling to exam centres for the upcoming exams.
Kendriya Vidyalayas will be opened in a phased manner along with online classes
Discussing about re-opening of Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV), Education Minister said that KVs will reopen in a phased manner soon along with online classes across the country. The Minister also announced that the centre has decided to abandon the criteria of minimum 75% marks to appear for JEE exam 2021 in view of the Corona Pandemic. At the end of the webinar, Ramesh Pokhriyal wished all the students for their upcoming JEE exam which is will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur. The minister said that the students have enough time to prepare for the examination.