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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: Amid the growing demands for the postponement of CBSE Class 10, 12 board examinations in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Monday addressed several queries on various important issues concerning students.

During a webinar with teachers and students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pokhriyal today said that already the syllabus of students has been reduced.

Hence, the students will only have to study the revised syllabus for the upcoming CBSE board examinations as questions will come from that particular portion in each subject.

Replying to the query by a student of KV Gurugram, Pokhriyal informed that as the curriculum was cut by 30 percent this year due to Covid-19, therefore in the upcoming competitive examinations like JEE and NEET this year the candidates will have more options to answer the questions.

In response to another query asked by a student from Varanasi, Shri Pokhriyal said that the facilities of online education will continue even after the school reopens. For some time, a mixed format of online and offline will be available for the students.

During the course of the live interaction, Pokhriyal said that the Kendriya Vidyalays will reopen in a phased manner soon and that offline classes will resume in the schools along with online classes across the country, as per a Firstpost report.

The Union Education Minister further told students that the NEET, JEE exams in 2020 was conducted amid the pandemic and all the competitive exams were conducted successfully across the country by the government and students should not be afraid about travelling to exam centres amid COVID-19 .

Recently, Pokhriyal announced that the JEE Advanced 2021 exam will be held on July 3, and that it will be conducted by the IIT Kharagpur.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

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