CBSE Board Exam 2021 Latest Updates: Answering questions from students over CBSE Board Exams, JEE Main and NEET 2021, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that there was no question of cancelling these exams. Nishank, however, did say that students might get more time if the coronavirus situation in the country did not improve. In a live interaction with students on Thursday, Nishank cleared doubts on the upcoming CBSE Board exams for Class 10 & Class 12. He also went on add that NEET exams will not be cancelled and his ministry was considering to conduct it online.Also Read - CBSE Private, Compartment Exams: IWPA Writes Letter To Education Minister, Raises Concerns of Students | Deets Inside

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Clearing the air around CBSE board exams 2021, the HRD Minister said that exams for Class 10 and 12 will be held for sure. However, if the pandemic situation doesn’t improve, then students would be given more time, he added. Also Read - CBSE Board Private Exams BIG UPDATE: Board To Conduct Exams Between August 16 and September 15 | Notice Here

Before taking questions, the minister also took a moment out to congratulate all the successful students of CBSE board exams 2020. “I congratulate all students who have successfully cleared the board exam amid pandemic,” he said. Let’s have a look at what he said in response to questions on the CBSE Board Exam 2021.

CBSE Syllabus Reduction

On questions of reduction of CBSE Class 10 and 12 syllabi, Pokhriyal said that the board has already reduced the 30 per cent of the syllabus. However, he didn’t rule out the possibility of further reduction in the syllabus for class 10 & 12 board exams, but maintained, it will depend on the pandemic situation. He also said the new reduced syllabus was available on CBSE website.

Lab-related work, will alternatives be arranged?

Answering further questions, Pokhriyal said that in case students can’t go to schools for lab-related works, then a separate decision in this regard will be issued later. “We will discuss in this regard,” he said. He added that if schools cannot hold practicals, then alternatives will be arranged.

Education Minister on NEET 2021

Yes, NEET 2021 and JEE exams will be conducted, Nishank said. He also made it clear that his ministry was considering to conduct the exams online. “We postponed NEET thrice in 2020 and gave students an opportunity to change their exam centres, we could have cancelled the exam but it would have been a great loss for students and the country,” the minister added.  (More on NEET 2021 Exam News)

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