The Ministry of Education is expected to make a decision soon on conducting the two remaining editions of the JEE-Mains engineering entrance exam and the NEET medical entrance exam in August, officials say. “The situation is being reviewed to decide on the schedule of pending JEE-Mains and whether NEET-UG can be implemented on August 1,” the senior official said.
As of the current academic session, JEE-Mains is conducted four times a year to provide students with flexibility and the opportunity to improve their results. After the first phase in February, the second phase followed in March, while the next phases were scheduled for April and May.
But they were delayed after an exponential increase in the number of COVID-19 cases during the second wave of the pandemic in the country.
The JEE-Advanced exam, which is being conducted for admission to prestigious Indian institutes of technology and national institutes of technology, has also been postponed. The exam is scheduled for July 3.
Although no further decision was made on NEET-UG, registration for the exam, which was due to begin on May 1, was kept on hold.
The Ministry should also decide on the fate of the Central University Joint Entrance Test (CUCET).
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Thursday a policy of tabulating grades for class 12 exams, which were canceled on June 1 due to the situation in Covid. The schedule for the next entrance exams is expected soon.
According to the policy adopted by the 13-member board established by the board, the formula for assessing theoretical work is that grades obtained in class 10 will receive a weight of 30 percent, and the second class in the order of 30 percent 11 marks and a weight of 40 percent for grade of 12 obtained on the unit test, on passed exams and before taking the exam.
The CBSE scheme further elaborated that for grade 10, 30 percent grades would be taken based on the average theoretical component of the three best-performing subjects out of the top five subjects.