Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Thursday said that a committee will review the situation for conducting medical and engineering entrance exams NEET and JEE amid rising the coronavirus cases across the country. The committee is expected to submit its report by July 3.
HRD Minister said, “Looking at the prevailing circumstances and requests received from students & parents appearing for JEE and NEEET examinations, a panel consisting of officials from the National Testing Agency (NTA) and other experts has been advised to review the situation and submit its recommendations latest by July 3.”
Parents and students have voiced their concerns about keeping the exams in July 2020. Students through various social media channels have been requesting confirmation on whether the government is going ahead with its July schedule or will be postponing the entrance exams.
The medical entrance exam NEET is scheduled to be held on July 26 and the engineering entrance exam JEE Main is scheduled to be held from July 18 to 23.
The HRD Ministry has also formed a panel to recommend guidelines about the final year exams in universities and colleges across the country. The panel is expected to submit its review soon.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) last week had canceled all the remaining board exams scheduled from July 1 to 15.
The academic concerns and the postponement for board exams and competitive exams are adding pressure on the students.
Here are a few simple tips for JEE and NEET aspirants to reduce stress during the lockdown:
1. Talk with Friends
If you are feeling stressed about your exams, the chances are that your friends appearing for exams feel the same. Talk to friends about your worries. Sometimes it is easier to relax once you have expressed what troubles you.
2. Indulge in Light Excercise
Whether it’s a home workout, yoga, meditation or even taking a walk around the house, it is important that you find the time to fit some exercise into your day.
3. Revision Wisely
The stress level increases due to uncertainty so plan your study well to feel more confident. Use this time to revise your short notes which can further reduce your stress & make your feel prepared.
4.Solve Mock Tests
Mock tests play an important role in making familiar with strong and weak areas. Practicing JEE Mock Tests is the best way to get familiar with the real exam environment. JEE & NEET Mock tests can help you to handle the exam pressure so, making you more confident about the actual exam.
None of us has ever faced a situation like the one we are going through now. The emotional toll can be an unnerving experience for many.
If the stress is making you feel negative about the performance you are able to give in exams, try to seek help from your parents or teacher to deal with related anxieties. They will give you the confidence boost you need.
6. Eat Healthily
With physical moments restricted, avoid junk food which can make you feel sleepy & overall not so good for your health. Eat healthy homemade food which is light.
7. Take Enough Sleep
Have a proper 7-8 hours night sleep. Sleeping can greatly help to reduce stress levels.
The uncertainties will clear very soon so, stay calm & positive. Have faith in yourself. Remember, you have studied well & whenever the exam will be conducted you are ready to give your best. You need to have this winner's mindset not only to clear the JEE & NEET exam but also to tackle any tough situations in your life.