Ramesh Pokhriyal’s interaction with teachers HIGHLIGHTS: The class 10 and 12 board exams will be held offline and will be held after February. The exact dates of these exams will be announced later after assessing the situation, said Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal during a live interaction with teachers.
The minister also responded to questions of stakeholders. One of the stakeholders asked, “when the classes are being held online, why can’t exams are held online?” Answering him, the minister said, that there still is a small percentage of students who have not got equal access to education. While we have used unique methods to teach students but having such methods for exams might not be fair. We need a laptop and stable internet and electricity for each student which is a challenge.
He said that the board exams will have 33 per cent internal choice as well and 30 per cent of the syllabus has been reduced and other state boards are also expected to follow the same. He also said that there could be an alternative to practical exams owing to the pandemic.
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Pokhriyal’s interaction with teachers HIGHLIGHTS: From his webinar with students earlier, Nishank announced the dates of the JEE Main exams which will be held in multiple slots from the next year. The exam will be held from February 23 to 26, March 15 to 18, April 27 to 30 and May 24 to 28. It will also be held in a new paper pattern and in 13 languages- English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Odia and Malayalam.