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Last updated on November 27th, 2020
Education Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has given directions to the National Testing Agency for drafting a new syllabus for various entrance exams to be conducted in 2021. The syllabus of JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 is also proposed for a relook by the Hon. Education Minister.
The NTA will analyze all aspects across various states and education boards before drafting a fresh syllabus. The ministry will seek views from various stakeholders about conducting the board exams next year.
JEE Main 2021 – Why the call for a fresh syllabus?
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to shorten the syllabus of CBSE 2021 by 30%. Both the Class 10 and Class 12 syllabus will now witness a syllabus reduction because of disruption caused by the pandemic.
As per the Ministry of Education – “It was decided that the NTA will come out with the syllabus for entrance examinations after assessment of the current situation of various boards”. As per sources, reduction in the syllabus may lessen the burden of the students as preparation is hampered due to COVID-19.
With COVID-19, the dynamics have changed drastically; hence, colleges and courses must bring up new changes to meet the demands of today and the future.
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CBSE 2021, JEE Main 2021 & NEET 2021 – Latest Updates
CBSE board secretary Anurag Tripathi assured of conducting the CBSE 2021 exams. The authorities will release the date sheet soon. As per reports, many students have requested to postpone the Class 10 and Class 12 exams next year.
However, it was unclear whether the exams will be conducted in a similar format like the previous year. The time schedule of the exam is not clear as yet. Earlier this week, NTA authorities told PTI that the JEE Main 2021 January session is likely to happen in February rather than in January.
The authorities assured to release the time schedule soon. The JEE Main application process is expected to begin soon. NEET 2021 official dates are awaited. This year, however, the exam got delayed because of COVID-19.