Decision on JEE-Mains and NEET soon: Ministry of Education to re-examine COVID-19 situation
The ministry has not yet decided to organize the common entrance test to the central university (CUCET).
The Education Ministry will soon review the situation to decide whether to hold the last two editions of the JEE-Mains engineering entrance exams and the NEET medical entrance exam in August, sources said on Wednesday. “A review meeting is expected to be held soon to decide on the timing of the pending editions of JEE-Mains and whether NEET-UG can be held on August 1,” a source said.
The cancellation of the Class 12 Board of Directors exams on Tuesday in light of the COVID-19 pandemic situation will bring more clarity and the timing of the following entrance exams is expected to be decided soon. As of this session, the JEE-Mains is conducted four times a year to provide flexibility for students and a chance to improve their scores. The first phase in February was followed by the second in March, while the following phases were scheduled for April and May. But they were postponed after an exponential increase in COVID-19 cases during the second wave of the pandemic.
Last week, JEE-Advanced, which is organized for admission to prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology and National Institutes of Technology, was also postponed. The exam was scheduled for July 3. Although no further decision has been taken regarding NEET-UG, the registration of the exam which was to start from May 1 has been suspended. The ministry has not yet decided the fate of the Common Entrance Test to Central University (CUCET) and a decision in this regard is expected after the CBSE announces its alternative assessment criteria for class 12 boards. .
The government decided on Tuesday to cancel the CBSE’s Class 12 board exams amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic across the country, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the decision was made in the The interest of students and the anxiety of students, parents and teachers must be ended.
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Modi where it was decided that the CBSE will take steps to compile the results of students in class 12 according to well-defined objective criteria within a limited time frame. .
Although the alternative assessment criteria for the exams have not yet been finalized by the board, officials said, they are expected to be similar to those announced for Class 10, which took into account the performance of d ‘a student in various tests and exams during the year. .
It was also decided during the meeting that in the event that some students wish to take the exams, such an option would be offered to them by the Central Council for Secondary Education (CBSE), as the situation becomes favorable. .