NEP 2020: “University Exams to be Restructured,” says Education Minister

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The Union Education Minister of India, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that university exams will be redesigned under New Education Policy (NEP), 2020 on twitter.

The education minister explained that the restructuring will be carried under NEP 2020. The transformation will be taken by NTA which will conduct a high-quality aptitude test as well as exams in various specialized common subjects.

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These exams will be taken twice a year to check the thinking ability and various skills of the student. The draft of NEP was tested on students of classes 3, 5, 8, 10, and 12. 

Recently, PM Modi and President Ramnath Kovind also highlighted the NEP and have stated that the policy is visionary and will fulfill the gaps that restrict the development of students.

The Ministry has also proposed the introduction of Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development (PARAKH). A body that will supervise, guide, and test all the recognized school education Boards against some standards.

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Furthemore, the Education Minister suggested various changes to be made in the examinations and entrance exams of universities. 

While the NTA suggested that the universities must conduct a high-quality entrance test that can be common or specific to courses.

NEP 2020 has resolved the loopholes of previously policy relating to not only university but also of schools. It changed the syllabus of class 10th and 12th and insisted more on practical skills than rote learning methods.

Following the implementation of NEP 2020, the progress report card of students will display various elements of educational importance such as cognitive, psychomotor, and aptitude domains. It is expected that there will be more exposure given to students with upgraded technology in use. 

"PARAKH" shall be set up as a national assessment centre to formulate rules and guidelines for various recognized Boards. Furthermore, teachers will be also given norms for the assessment. Teachers will be required to change their teaching style so that it can clarify students’ doubts. 

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