Published: 10th December 2020
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal: CBSE to reduce syllabus by 30 per cent for Boards 2021
He also added that the JEE and NEET were conducted very successfully. He went live to answer the questions sent by students, teachers and parents
The CBSE will reduce it's syllabus by 30 per cent for the Board exams that are scheduled to be held in 2021, said Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in his live session addressing the concerns of the teachers, parents and students.
The JEE 2020 was conducted on time, added the minister. "So was NEET, the largest exam conducted during the lockdown. The way we conducted the exam keeping the safety measures in place was exemplary. The election commission followed it in places where polls were conducted," said Pokhriyal.
Ahead of the session, the Union Minister had asked the people to share their concerns with the Education Ministry to help the students.
"Dear teachers, parents and students, happy to share that I am going to live on December 10 at 10 am to talk about upcoming competitive/board exams with you. Drop your concerns below using #EducationMinisterGoesLive," he tweeted.
In a video shared by him on Twitter, Pokhriyal congratulated the teachers and parents to help students adapt to the online modes of education amid the COVID-19 pandemic.