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'Promote X, XII Kids On The Basis Of Internal Exams': Manish Sisodia To CBSE

Delhi Education Min Manish Sisodia on Wednesday suggested that students be marked on basis of internal assessment as it is not feasible to conduct pending exams

Manish Sisodia

During a video conference meeting of HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal with the state education ministers of India, Delhi’s Education Minister Manish Sisodia suggested that students be marked on basis of internal assessment as it is not feasible to conduct the pending exams now.

"Promote X, XII kids on the basis of internal exams. I proposed that NCERT and CBSE should reduce the syllabus of the next academic cycle by 30% for all classes. I also proposed entrance exams like JEE, NEET, and others should be held next year on the basis of the reduced syllabus. DD and AIR should use as a medium for education, we have asked for a 3-hour slot on both the mediums."

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CBSE to conduct board exams?

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Monday interacted with parents and students across the country through a webinar in view of circumstances arising out of COVID-19. Responding to the question of conducting the remaining exams of CBSE 12th, the Union Minister said that examination in 29 core subjects will be conducted at the first possible opportunity.

Pokhriyal also asked all the state boards to start the evaluation procedure for the class 10 and class 12 board exams. In a meeting with state education ministers, Pokhriyal also directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to facilitate checking of answer scripts by teachers in their respective states. The evaluation process for most of the board exams has been put on a hold due to the lockdown.

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The minister informed that the pending board exams will be held only for the major subjects which will be considered for admissions and for the rest of the subjects, candidates can be promoted based on internal assessments.

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