The Union Human Development Minister (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal on Monday interacted with students, teachers where he assured that the board exams will be conducted as soon as the situation becomes normal.
Interacting live with students and teachers through social media platform, he congratulated students for remaining disciplined and patient throughout this difficult time.
Lockdown has created hurdles in the current education system affecting millions of students from regular studies to yearly exams.
During his interaction he informed that students from classes 1 to 8 have been promoted to the next classes. He added that not all exams will be reconducted and only major subjects which are important for the admission process will be held. Regarding board exams, for papers that will not be held, marks will be calculated based on internal marks and year-long performance, he informed.
He also talked about JEE Main and NEET entrance exams and assured that the process has only been delayed and exams will be held as soon as the situation gets back to normal. As per the latest circular, the exams will be held by May-end and June starting.
Education Ministers of all states will interact with the HRD minister on Tuesday to discuss the issues faced at the state level and reach out to maximum students.