HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in a special session DNA- parents minister meet with zee news said that they are making amendments in the guidelines and recommendations keeping in mind the prevailing situation. He asserted that as per UGC guidelines intermediate students will be promoted on the basis of internal assessments previous semester markings.
HRD Minster further proclaimed that examinations for final year students scheduled in July will not be terminated. It is mandatory to conduct examination for the final year students. Lately, CBSE board exams for class 10th and 12th students were declared canceled which aroused hope in final year students for cancellation of their upcoming open-book exams. The HRD minister has made it clear that exams for final year students will not be canceled and will be commenced on the scheduled dates. As per the HRD minister, students failing to appear for final year exams due to health problems or existing situations can give examination when the situation gets backs to normal.
Speaking of ease in markings and declaration of results he asserted that if a student feels unsatisfied with the declared result, he/she can apply for revaluation later or can sit for pen and paper exam when the situation gets stable. Ramesh Pokhriyal asserted that a committee has been formed for evaluating the process and suggesting measures to ease the problems of students.
JEE MAINS And NEET Exams
JEE Mains is planned to be conducted from 18th July to 23 July and the NEET exams are scheduled to be conducted on 26 July. He asserted that class 12th students are happy with the decision of canceling exams. He further affirmed that due to shut down of coaching centers NTA app has been launched to help students study at their homes. Till now 10 lakh students have installed the app on their phones.
While speaking of CBSE’s remaining exams Pokhriyal asserted that HRD planned earlier to conduct remaining exams from 1st July 2020. He further concluded that keeping in mind the ongoing situation, the remaining exams have been canceled. When asked about reopening schools he asserted that schools may reopen by mid-August and online classes will go on for the time being as the syllabus for class 12th has already been reduced. A task force formulated by UGC is examining the situation and the schools and colleges in the country will reopen only when the situation allows them to do so.