Decision is yet to be taken if Board exams will be offline: Ramesh Pokhriyal

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Ramesh Pokhriyal said, “We conducted the largest exam in the world, ie..NEET. Thus, if exams happen offline the students and parents can be assured that proper social distancing norms would be followed by schools and the staff during the board exams of 2021.”

By: Toshiva Jain | Thursday 11am, December 10

Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank addressed students, teachers and parents via Twitter live on Thursday morning. He addressed the worries of students and parents regarding the safety of students during the upcoming board exams.

Board exams will be conducted offline in 2021 with all the social distancing norms. He said, “Schools should not keep their practical exams on the same day when JEE will be conducted.” Discussions are happening to come to a conclusion if JEE should be taken twice and thrice.

“NEET exam 2020 was a success, this year 5% more students registered for NEET and for the first time students were allowed to choose their exam halls, added Pokhriyal. This year 52% more exam halls were allotted to make sure of social distancing norms. JEE and NEET will happen dutifully in 2021.

Talking about the New Education Policy, Education Minister said that many counties have said that they are looking forward to adapt to the New Education Policy of India. He said, “Cambridge applauded India that this NEP would bring the lost wisdom back in India.”

Under Aatmanirbhar Bharat, 33 crore students have been provided with education via online mediums and radio. He said, “Student population of our country is bigger than the population of many entire countries, thus the online and radio education was a big achievement for India.”

Quoting the CBSE exam results of 2020 ie.. 51% students passed in 10th standard, he said, “In such brutal times 13 students have scored 499 out of 500 marks, which is a big victory for our education system and our students,” Pokhriyal congratulated CBSE.

Seventeen States have already opened their schools and more states are looking forward to it but the turnout has been very minimal.

With the second wave hitting India, students are confused if board exasm should happen online or offline. The need for offline exam emerges as many a students have connectivity issues and subjects like physics and biology need practical exam so that has been done.