The Union minister of education Ramesh Pokhriyal held a national-level consultation with government officials from all the states on Sunday to discuss conducting the class 12 exams and professional courses entrance exams. Various options regarding the methodology, process, duration, and timings of the exams were discussed.
“Almost all states batted for holding exams but with precautions of vaccination for students and staff. In Telangana, we will go ahead without changing the existing pattern. The examination time will be reduced to 90 minutes. The possibility of conducting the exam from mid-July to September was discussed,” said Omar Jaleel, secretary, Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education who attended the meeting.
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All participants have been asked to submit their proposals in writing to the Union HRD ministry by May 25. Subsequently, the government of India will examine the suggestions received from various state governments and convey further information in this regard to the students by or before the first week of June 2021.