NEET, JEE Main: Education Ministry to Review Situation on Entrance Exams
NEET, JEE Main 2021: The abolition of class 12 board exams on Tuesday, given the COVID-19 pandemic condition, will bring more transparency, and the program for the subsequent entrance exams is assumed to be decided soon.
New Delhi: The Ministry of Education will quickly evaluate the circumstances to decide on attending the two special editions of engineering entrance exams JEE-Mains also medical entrance exam NEET in August, sources stated on Wednesday. “A study meeting is likely to be conveyed soon to settle on a catalog of the pending numbers of JEE-Mains and whether NEET-UG can be conveyed on August 1,” an authorization stated.
The abandonment of class 12 board exams on Tuesday because of the COVID-19 pandemic situation will bring more clarity. The program for the subsequent entrance examinations is required to be resolved soon.
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From this gathering, the JEE-Mains is remaining carried four times a year to offer versatility to students and a future to improve their scores. The first stage in February was succeeded by the second in March, while the following grades were scheduled for April and May. But they were delayed after an exponential increase in Covid cases during the second wave of the pandemic.
Last week, JEE-Advanced, which was conducted for admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology and the National Institutes of Technology, was postponed. The exam was scheduled for July 3.
While no further decision was taken about NEET-UG, the exam registration, which was supposed to commence from May 1, was kept in abeyance.
The ministry is also yet to decide on the Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET). A decision in this regard is expected after the CBSE announces its alternative assessment criteria for class 12 boards.
The administration on Tuesday resolved to cancel the CBSE Class 12 board exams among the continuing COVID-19 pandemic beyond the country, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating that the decision has been taken in students’ attention anxiety among students, parents, and teachers must be set to an end.
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The resolution was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Modi. It was determined that the CBSE would take steps to collect the results of Class 12 learners as per well-defined, measurable criteria in a time-bound fashion.
While the alternative evaluation criteria for the exams should not be achieved by the board yet, officials announced it is expected to be on related lines as announced for Class 10, which took into account a student’s achievement in various tests and exams within the year.
It was further determined in the meeting that if any students desire to take the exams, such an opportunity would be given to them by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as and if the situation becomes favorable.
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