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Last updated on December 3rd, 2020
The live interactive session/webinar with Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, scheduled for addressing queries of students, has been extended to 10th December 2020. Dr Pokhriyal tweeted that this will help address “most of the concerns” of various JEE Main 2021 aspirants as well as those worried about exam dates for CBSE Boards.
There are concerns regarding delays in the academic year due to COVID-19 pandemic and absence of notification on reduction in JEE Main 2021 syllabus for students. However, CBSE had reduced the syllabus for class 10th and 12th by 30% in the month of August 2020.
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Students, we know you have tons of questions related to upcoming competitive/board exams! In order to make sure that we cover most of your concerns, we have decided to extend the date of the webinar to Dec 10.
Till then keep sharing your concerns using #EducationMinisterGoesLive! pic.twitter.com/yHr9oG1dAF
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) December 1, 2020
Although, a statement from Dr Pokhriyal has suggested that NTA will soon come up with a revised syllabus for competitive exams such as – JEE Main & NEET 2021. However, it might take some time as consultations are ongoing with multiple educational boards and state education boards.
How To Raise Your Queries?
Students who have queries can tweet to Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal on his Twitter or post on his Facebook account. They will have to use the hashtag #EducationMinisterGoesLive. As the date for the webinar is extended to 10th December, students cannot expect the commencement of JEE Main 2021 Registrations any earlier.
If going by the usual schedule, CBSE releases dates for board exams around the month of December. Exams are conducted in February and March with a suitable gap for JEE Main aspirants, so the dates don’t clash. However, there are no dates released for any of the two. Moreover, schools have been shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown for almost 8 months now. Students have lost classroom education which might have resulted in poor overall learning.
Last updated on November 27th, 2020
Education Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has given directions to the National Testing Agency for drafting a new syllabus for various entrance exams to be conducted in 2021. The syllabus of JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 is also proposed for a relook by the Hon. Education Minister.
The NTA will analyze all aspects across various states and education boards before drafting a fresh syllabus. The ministry will seek views from various stakeholders about conducting the board exams next year.
JEE Main 2021 – Why the call for a fresh syllabus?
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to shorten the syllabus of CBSE 2021 by 30%. Both the Class 10 and Class 12 syllabus will now witness a syllabus reduction because of disruption caused by the pandemic.
As per the Ministry of Education – “It was decided that the NTA will come out with the syllabus for entrance examinations after assessment of the current situation of various boards”. As per sources, reduction in the syllabus may lessen the burden of the students as preparation is hampered due to COVID-19.
With COVID-19, the dynamics have changed drastically; hence, colleges and courses must bring up new changes to meet the demands of today and the future.
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CBSE 2021, JEE Main 2021 & NEET 2021 – Latest Updates
CBSE board secretary Anurag Tripathi assured of conducting the CBSE 2021 exams. The authorities will release the date sheet soon. As per reports, many students have requested to postpone the Class 10 and Class 12 exams next year.
However, it was unclear whether the exams will be conducted in a similar format like the previous year. The time schedule of the exam is not clear as yet. Earlier this week, NTA authorities told PTI that the JEE Main 2021 January session is likely to happen in February rather than in January.
The authorities assured to release the time schedule soon. The JEE Main application process is expected to begin soon. NEET 2021 official dates are awaited. This year, however, the exam got delayed because of COVID-19.
Last updated on July 18th, 2020
As per the latest announcement by Education Minister, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal, Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided to let go the eligibility criterion of Class 12th Marks for admission to IITs. This decision was taken because of the partial cancellation of class 12th exams by several education boards of the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic spreading at large.
This JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria also known as top 20 percentile rule, required students to score at least 75% in their respective boards or be the top 20 percent scorers of that particular board, in order to take admission to any of the 23 IITs. JoSAA announced the top 20 percentile cut offs of each education board before the beginning of counselling every year.
Due to the partial cancellation of class XII exams by several Boards, Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for #JEE (Advanced) 2020 qualified candidates this time. @HRDMinistry @PIB_India @MIB_India @DDNewslive
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 17, 2020
The criterion was required to be fulfilled by students other than the JEE Advanced scores that decided which seat a candidate can opt for. But now, all the qualified candidates of class 12th exams will be eligible for an IIT, notwithstanding the number of marks they have scored in class 12th boards.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 17, 2020
It is being said that JAB has decided to drop this criterion just this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rule will be introduced back in the next year. The rule has been criticised by many such as Anand Kumar of Super 30, saying it disapproves students of backward communities from joining IITs as many do not have education from great schools.
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IIT Delhi is going to conduct JEE Advanced 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic on 27th September 2020. Candidates have to score a rank of 250,000 or above in JEE Main 2020 to be qualified for JEE Advanced. Both JEE Main and JEE Advanced have been postponed twice since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020. It is also being said that the JEE Main 2021 session might be delayed because of the pandemic. Keep visiting JEEMains.in for latest updates! Stay safe and wash your hands!