New Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic has left many students uncertain with their examinations and future preparations. The CBSE Board Exam 2020 students and their parents are expecting the exam to be cancelled. Several petition have been signed and put before the Supreme Court. The final decision on CBSE exams will be made by the court today, June 25.
Along with the CBSE Board Exam 2020, the ICSE Board Exam is also in the news, as a decision on the ICSE Board exam is also due with the Bombay High Court. Both CBSE and ICSE were scheduled to conduct board examinations from July 1 to July 15, this year. The ICSE Board Exam decision will be taken on June 29 by the Bombay High Court.
Not just this, the board exam students who were in plans to preparing other exams too have impacted the most. Students who were preparing for the JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 are also unsure regarding the exams. The JEE Main and NEET 2020 were scheduled to be conducted in July this year.
More than 20 million students had registered for the JEE Main and NEET this year and with the present situation of coronavirus outbreak in the country, it is very likely that the JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 will be postponed. However, students should note that there is no official confirmation by HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, or by the NTA.
The exam to test eligibility of candidates to apply for the teaching jobs in India is also on hold. The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is also scheduled to be conducted in July this year. However, the CBSE Board has yet not released the CTET Admit Card 2020 as of now. The 14th edition of the CTET exam is scheduled to be held on July 5 across 112 Indian cities.
In Lucknow University, the exams are scheduled for July 7 but teachers and students are pretesting for postponement. The Lucknow University Associated College Teachers’ Association (LUACTA) has also announced to boycott the exams if not postponed.
Neeraj Jain, President of Lucknow University Teachers’ Association met Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma in regards to the exams. In a memorandum of the demands handed over to the Deputy Chief Minister, the teachers said either the examinations should be postponed ill the pandemic subsides, or arrangement should be made in a manner that physical presence of students is not required.
LUTA general secretary Vineet Verma said, “All faculties and students are not in support of examinations. Teachers, students, and their parents are in great stress ever since the undergraduate and postgraduate examination schedule was announced. The examination should be postponed since it would be difficult to maintain social distancing during examination.”