Published: 27th November 2020
NTA to soon come out with a new syllabus for JEE and NEE, keeping syllabus reduction in mind
This was informed by the Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' at a high-level meeting held at the ministry
The National Testing Agency, the government body responsible for conducting the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), is expected to soon come out with a new syllabus for the examinations. This was informed by the Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' through his Twitter handle, after a high-level review meeting.
Previously, EdexLive had reported how the 2021 JEE and NEET aspirants may have to study the portions that the CBSE and the other boards had deleted, owing to the time lost due to the pandemic. In July, a few months after the new academic year began, the Central Board of Secondary Education decided to reduce its syllabus by 30 per cent for students of classes IX to XII. "It was also decided that @DG_NTA will come out with the syllabus for competitive exams after assessment of the existing scenario in various boards," Pokhriyal tweeted.
Previously, an RTI revealed that "The Question Papers for NEET (UG) is based on a Common Syllabus notified by the Medical Council of India (MCI). NTA has no role in framing the syllabus for NEET." At the same time, the CBSE's sample board examination papers were set, keeping the 30 per cent syllabus reduction in mind.
In the same meeting, Pokhriyal said that the ministry will also launch a campaign to seek views from stakeholders on how and when to conduct board exams next year. He added that the UGC was directed to ensure all scholarships, fellowships are disbursed in time and start a helpline for the same. "I also directed them to address the grievances of students immediately," he said.