To relieve concerns of students regarding NEET 2021 and board exams, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ held a live session on 10 Dec 2020. In the webinar, Mr. Pokhriyal said that there is no plan to cancel the Medical entrance test -- NEET 2021 followed up by multiple questions regarding the class 10th and 12th Boards to which Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Dr. Sanyam Bharadwaj (Controller of Exams, CBSE) stated that the CBSE Class 10th and 12th board exams 2021 won’t be cancelled. All the key points and summary of that day are mentioned below.
The education minister made an assurance that there will be no clashes between the exams of CBSE Board and NEET 2021, Meanwhile, the CBSE issued a notification stating it clear that any decision on 10th and 12th class exam dates will be communicated at the appropriate time through the official website.
1)NEET 2021 Dates: Education minister did not share any final dates or tentative dates. however, he assured that they are trying to share the exam dates for NEET in advance with the students.
2) Syllabus of CBSE: Mr. Pokhriyal said that CBSE has already reduced the syllabus by 30 percent so there is no chance of more reduction in syllabus.
3)Mode of Exam: Mr. Pokhriyal didn’t provide any clear confirmation regarding it. He added that so far, NEET has been conducted in offline or pen and paper mode. However, based on the suggestions, the ministry is open to suggestions on digital mode.
4) Points on Practical Exam: Mr Pokhriyal mentioned that If students cannot visit schools for lab work, it will not be possible to hold CBSE practical exams and he is ready to discuss more on this topic.
5)Regarding the NEET Syllabus: Education minister did not state anything regarding the reduction of the syllabus of NEET as many students have repeatedly asked for a reduction of the NEET Syllabus by 10 to 20 percent. Mr. Pokhriyal assured students that if the current situation persists, then due consideration and time would be given to the students.
6)Regarding cancellation of NEET 2021:Mr. Pokhriyal asserted straight no on the question of cancellation of the NEET examination 2021 and added that a precious year of students should not get wasted.