While everyone expected the Union Minister of Education to announce the board exam schedule of 2021 through the live webinar on Tuesday, Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has only confirmed that the CBSE Class 10th and 12th exams will be held post-February only. Along with that, he also announced a major change in the syllabus of upcoming board exams.
Education minister informed that the CBSE board syllabus will be reduced by 30 percent. Besides, he also urged all the state boards to follow a similar move in order to keep balance. He also added that the written exams will contain 33 percent internal choices.
Speaking of CBSE board exams dates, Pokhryal has mentioned that the exams will be held offline only due to lack of infrastructure such as computers, internet connectivity etc. Also, the final dates will be decided in February after analysing the ongoing pandemic situation. The education ministry will also form a special team for internal examinations.
Speaking of JEE and NEET 2021 syllabus, Pokhriyal affirmed that the syllabus will remain the same while the patterns of the engineering and medical entrance exams have been modified.
The education minister also appreciated the teachers in India as comparing them to the COVID warriors because they did let the students waste an academic year of the students. He also added that India is one of the very few countries who did not cancel an entire academic year amid this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All the teachers worked really hard to educate 33 crore students even in this crisis situation.
Pokhriyal also said that India is probably the first country ever in the world to add Artificial Intelligence in the syllabus of the school children. This will help them to become efficient and more intelligent so that they become successful in their future endeavours.