The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia suggested Ramesh Pokhriyal, the HRD Minister regarding the CBSE 10th and 12th examinations. He said that it is not possible currently to hold 10th and 12th board exams that were cancelled earlier due to the nationwide lockdown amid the COVID-19 crisis. On 28th April, Delhi Deputy CM made the recommendations during a meeting conducted by the HRD Minister. The education ministers of all the states took part in the meeting.
During the meeting, Sisodia suggested, ‘Not feasible now to conduct pending board exams for class 10, 12. Students should be promoted on the basis of performance in internal exams like it was done for classes 9, 11.’ He further added, ‘Curriculum for the next session be reduced by 30 per cent, exams like JEE, NEET be conducted on the basis of the reduced syllabus.’
Sisodia gave some other recommendations during the meeting on promoting the 10th and 12th students depending on their internal marks. Due to the nationwide lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak, it is not feasible to conduct the board exams in the imminent future. For that reason, Manish Sisodia gave this suggestion to the HRD Minister.
After the completion of the video conference meeting with different state ministers and HRD minister, Sisodia posted the aforementioned tweet. As per the tweet, the popular entrance examinations such as NEET and JEE should be organized based on the diminished syllabus. Various educational institutions have been closed since the commencement of the lockdown. As no classes are going on in the schools and colleges, the deputy CM of Delhi has made this appeal.
Apart from the recommendations, the HRD Minister announced that NTA and NCERT have come up with an alternative academic calendar for the academic year. Stay tuned to this website for the latest updates about various exams and results.