Class 12 syllabus to be cut, JEE exam likely in June after COVID-19 lockdown, says HRD minister

CBSE will cut down the syllabus for the 2020-2021 Class 12 batch students who will give the next year’s board exam due to the loss in the studies due to the Coronavirus lockdown

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will cut down the syllabus for the 2020-2021 Class 12 batch students who will give the next year’s board exam due to the loss in the studies due to the Coronavirus lockdown, says Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal as quoted by The Indian Express.

The schools are lagging at least one and a half months behind the targeted time for the completion of syllabus.

Usually, the session starts in the month of March and the syllabus ends in December but this year the schools were closed on March 16 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The HRD Minister told The Indian Express that the national level entrance exam JEE Main, the exam for engineering colleges of NITs and IITs, will also be postponed and are likely to be held in June.

Pokhriyal also commented on the school fees while saying, “It is recommended to the private schools not to charge the increased annual fee…in these difficult circumstances. Also, to not take fees for three months together. Further, schools should disburse timely salary to staff."

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