Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the HRD minister gave information and guidelines related to every exam across the country resolving many doubts of students. The long awaited JEE (Mains) exams according to the guidelines would be conducted from July 18 to 23. The NEET UG would be held in July 2020 and JEE (Advanced) in August.
There was a webinar conducted by Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the HRD minister to interact with students countrywide. This webinar was conducted with all the students participating on social media to give information regarding the exams, postponed in lockdown. This year it has been witnessed that more than 15 lakh have applied for the NEET this year. More than 9 lakh students have applied for the JEE mains this year. The wait had been long and the department had at last come out with decisions for exam dates keeping the current situation in mind.
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is planned to be held on18 to 23 July 2020. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET UG) has been scheduled by the department on July 26, 2020. The JEE (Advanced) is scheduled by the department in August 2020 while the dates would be soon out in a few days.
There is a list of guidelines issued by the minister too, for other important exams to make students prepare. The lists of 29 CBSE subjects are going to be scheduled during the first two weeks of July. The subject wise dates could be recorded in the CBSE website. The HRD Ministry has also given a choice for the students appearing in the National Testing Agency (NTA) to change their centers for the remaining two tests. The reason being, the lockdown had made many of them shift from the place they were studying at.
There have been helplines given too for clearing the grievances of students especially from IIT and IIM. The students can share achievements by using the Tipi Portal. There is availability of study materials made on the Prabha Portal, so that students can continue their studies efficiently. Students with no internet or slow internet regarding network issues can take the advantage of specially run programs airing on Doordarshan for their benefit.
The initial portal could be used for having an extra hand to help through their examinations. This would be greater help for students especially appearing in the entrance exams. The guidelines passed also speak about the students in lower grades or school students. They instruct that the students from the 8th standards are qualified on the basis of their internal tests. The final semesters of students coming in this grade would not have their final semesters because of the lockdown. They would be passed on the basis of their internal marks they had scored.
The board exams are almost over with all the papers, so there is no question for it. However if there is any paper remaining it would be taken afterwards. The exam would be taken only by keeping the situation in mind however.