In demand for postponement of CBSE board, NEET and JEE Main 2020 exams, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ held a review meeting on Thursday.
The Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday (18th June 2020), conducted another review meeting with chairpersons of University Grants Commission (UGC), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), secretaries of Higher Education Department, School Education And Literacy Department, and the Director-General of the National Testing Agency (NTA). This was the second review meeting held by the HRD Minister with top education officials of the country.
In the meeting, they discussed several issues related to education industry amidst the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was held due to high demanding for further postponement of the remaining CBSE Board exam 2020, JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 by the candidates and their parents.
Earlier, the commission has scheduled the second phase of JEE Main 2020 and NEET UG 2020 exam. The JEE Main 2020 is all set to be held from 18th to 23rd July, while NEET 2020 has been scheduled for 26th July 2020. And the remaining CBSE Board exams for 29 subjects were scheduled to be held from 1st to 15th July 2020. As such, parents of the applicants anxious and concerned about a large number of gatherings in examination halls while the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the country.
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The Minister said that the Ministry of Human Resource and Development is committed to student’s health and concerned for their quality education. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has asked CBSE to take a decision on conducting the remaining Board exams, on which the Board has claims that a resolution on the matter will be announced soon.
NTA (National Testing Agency), on the other hand, has released the admit cards for NEET 2020 examination along with a notification stating that the claims regarding the postponement of the NEET 2020 UG medical entrance test are fake.