The day after the Center made an important decision on the JEE-Main 2021 exam schedule, the Ministry of Education would likely make a major announcement aboard the exams on Thursday. However, it was postponed, given the overwhelming response.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” was supposed to go live at 4pm to discuss the council exams. The live session has been rescheduled to December 22 at 4pm on Twitter or Facebook to discuss concerns regarding the board exams.
Considering the overwhelming response, the date has been revised. Minister of Trade Union Education Shri @DrRPNishank I will go #live on December 22 at 4pm on Twitter or Facebook to discuss your concerns about the board #exams. pic.twitter.com/YkzY59REUD
– Ministry of Education (@EduMinOfIndia) December 17, 2020
“Considering the overwhelming response, the date has been revised. Union Education Minister Shri Dr RP Nishank will go live December 22 at 4pm on Twitter or Facebook to discuss your concerns regarding the council exams.” tweeted the Ministry of Education.
Teachers, I’m looking forward to having insightful interaction with you all on December 22nd at 4pm.
Please share your questions / suggestions with me using #EducationMinisterGoesLive pic.twitter.com/VlYIQ5Vcc8
– Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) December 17, 2020
After several social media posts went viral stating that Class 10 CBSE, 12 Board Exams 2021 will be held in March, the CBSE released a clarification stating that it has yet to finalize Class 10 CBSE, 12 Board Exams 2021 .
The CBSE asked stakeholders not to believe in such information floating around on social media. On December 10, Pokhriyal interacted with students and other stakeholders via a webinar and hinted at many changes in the board’s exams.
During his interaction, the Minister of Education made it clear that CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams 2021 could be delayed and it is possible that exams will not be held in March if the coronavirus pandemic is not under control.
Pokhriyal suggested that it is possible that CBSE will opt for an alternative to practice exams in 2021 as most schools across the country have been closed for the entire academic session due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In addition, the questionnaire will also see several changes in 2021. It has been learned that the CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams questionnaire will be more application-based and the type of goal or MCQs could increase significantly.
On December 16, the Ministry of Education (MoE) announced JEE-Main’s exam schedule and the number of times exams will be held in 2021. Pokhriyal announced that JEE-Main exams will be held four times l year – February, March, April and May. The first exam will be held from 23 to 26 February.
“Students will be able to take the exam at their discretion at any time in these four rounds. They will be able to choose the exam month according to their choice. A student will take the exam four times, in which the best of four will be scored.” Pokhriyal said.