JEE Main and NEET were originally scheduled in April but were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
A panel led by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Kasturirangan had submitted the draft of the new NEP to Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' when he took charge last year.
The committee headed by chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) is also supposed to recommend a mechanism to increase the intake in well-performing universities.
"JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates will now only need to obtain a passing certificate in Class XII examination irrespective of the marks obtained," HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said
In the guideline called "Pragyata", the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has recommended that the duration for online classes for pre-primary students should not be for more than 30 minutes.
IIT Delhi, which became the first academic institute to develop a COVID-19 testing method, gave non-exclusive open licence to companies for commercialising the test, but with a price rider.
The comments by the minister came following a controversy over the reduction of syllabus by the CBSE due to the COVID-19 situation, with the Opposition alleging that chapters on India's democracy and plurality are being "dropped" to propagate a particular ideology.
Class 12 students are not required to study chapters on demonetisation, planning commission, India’s relations with neighbours among others.
The move by the HRD Ministry comes after parents and students raised concerns about conducting the exams in July, when COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly.
"The membership of the Washington Accord is international recognition of the quality of undergraduate engineering education offered by the country," he said.
Aspiring Medical and Engineering students can now download the three-hour-long mock test question paper in either English or Hindi
"I would like to appeal to all teachers, academicians and educationists to share their points of view on this matter using #SyllabusForStudents2020 on MHRD's or my Twitter and Facebook page, so that we can take them into consideration while making a decision," Nishank added.
Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16
"We are rationalising the curriculum. We plan to retain the core elements, which are very unnecessary in terms of learning outcomes," CBSE board chairman Manoj Ahuja said during a video conference organised by Ashoka University.
Right now, the schedule for four weeks has been laid down in the NCERT academic calendar, which is subject to extension depending on the course the COVID-19 crisis takes.
The minister said these students will not be required to travel back to the previous board exam centre. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce modalities of registrations for such requests, HRD Minister said.
The exams, which were postponed due to a nationwide lockdown imposed on March 25 to contain the spread of COVID-19, will now be held from July 1 to 15.
"Students need to travel to other test centres. They will be able to give their board examinations for the remaining papers in their own school," he said.
Even when schools reopen, social distancing measures will have to be followed, such as changes in seating arrangements, staggered classes, introducing more sections in classes, changes in timing, etc.
The CBSE notification directed all affiliated schools to arrange for online, offline or innovative exams on all subjects a student has failed in, and before holding such tests, the respective schools were told to provide sufficient preparation time
"From the 3,000 schools, these copies will go the evaluators and evaluation will begin tomorrow. Teachers will evaluate from home and we will be able to complete the process in 50 days," HRD Minister Pokhriyal added.
"The students have been impatiently waiting for the schedule for pending exams. It has been decided today that the exams will be conducted from July 1 to 15," Pokhriyal said.
The scheme announced in the 2018-19 Budget is aimed at improving the quality of research in various higher educational institutions in the country. The scheme seeks to attract the best talent into research thereby realising the vision of development through innovation.
"I urge pvt schools to reconsider decisions on annual fee hike, collecting fee quarterly during lockdown. I hope state education departments will address the fee issue keeping in mind the concerns of parents and schools."
Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that students studying in classes IX and XI will be promoted to next class/grade based on the school-based assessments conducted so far.