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Postponement of class 12 exams may derail entrance tests

Meanwhile, parents are worried all these entrance examinations will be pushed further, leading to a delayed start to the academic session this year too, like last year.

Postponement of class 12 exams may derail entrance tests
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According to reports, the postponement of the CBSE examinations for class 12 is to have a detrimental effect on the admission processes to engineering and medical courses this year.

Even though the Centre plans to review the situation with regards to the second wave of the coronavirus on June 1 in order to decide on the examination dates, students are worried about JEE (Advanced) for admissions to IITs and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical examinations may be pushed further too, in a repeat of the 2020 scenario.

Moreover, with the decision of the Centre to postpone the board examinations by over a month, parents are worried all these entrance examinations will be pushed further, leading to a delayed start to the academic session this year too, like last year.

Meanwhile, earlier on Wednesday, April 14, the Education Ministry, after consultation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to postpone the CBSE class 12 board examinations. According to sources, the ministry will review the situation on June 1 to decide fresh dates. In addition, the ministry has cancelled the class 10 board examinations.

Earlier, lakhs of CBSE students across the country had signed a petition on change.org urging the CBSE to cancel the upcoming board examinations due to the pandemic and the rising number of coronavirus cases. Moreover, several parents have also appealing to the CBSE to conduct the board examinations 2021 in online mode. “The entire syllabus, including practicals were held online. Why boards are adamant on conducting the exams in paper and paper mode”, asked many, while talking to news agencies.

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