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No Plan To Cancel NEET 2021, Considering Multiple Attempts For JEE Main, Says Education Minister

File photo of Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'.

File photo of Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'.

Answering a question, Pokhriyal said that if students can't go to schools for lab-related works, it will not be possible to conduct practical exams.

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday said there is no plan to cancel the Medical entrance test -- NEET 2021, and his is considering holding multiple sessions of JEE Main.

In the live session, students asked questions regarding CBSE Board Exam 2021, JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021. ‘Nishank’ invited suggestions from them and ensured that their concerns will be addressed.

He appreciated the NTA for conducting NEET-JEE exams, which were even cited by the Election Commission of India while announcing the dates for state elections.

As students asked about JEE, he said, “We are looking into the feasibility of holding JEE exams more than twice, there can be three or maybe four occasions to sit for JEE.”

There were questions on practical exams, and since schools are not open for practical the students were worried if there should be practical exams at all.

The dates on CBSE Board Exam 2021 were not announced. There were questions on syllabus, and students were getting time to prepare. While some students have asked for a reduced syllabus of CBSE board exam, others have asked the minister to announce dates.

He said that the syllabus has already been reduced by 30% and that teachers must ensure that information of deleted chapters is shared. He said the decision will be taken according to circumstances prevalent at the time and students’ parents must follow SOPs.

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