scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Saturday, November 28, 2020

NEET, JEE 2021 should be based on reduced syllabus: Sisodia to Centre

He also suggested that CBSE should not hold class 12 board exams before May 2021 so that students get some more time to study. Generally, the exams are held in February and March.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2020 8:59:38 am
cbse, cbse board exams 2021, ncert, neet 2021, jee main 2021, latest education news, board exam cbse dates, manish sisodia, education newsManish Sisodia asks Center to reduce CBSE syllabus by 50%, conduct JEE, NEET on reduced syllabus (Express photo by Gajendra Yadav/Representational)

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday suggested that the syllabus for all classes should be reduced to 50 per cent because of continued loss of classroom learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic and entrance exams like NEET and JEE next year should be based on the reduced syllabus.

Sisodia made the suggestions during the 57th General Council Meeting of NCERT chaired by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank and attended by state education ministers.

Read | JEE Main to be held in more regional languages: Education Minister

“The current academic session is seriously disturbed due to ongoing Corona crises. The syllabus for all classes be reduced to 50 per cent because of the continued loss of school days. Next year’s entrance exams like JEE and NEET should also be based on this reduced syllabus to align with the current year’s class syllabus,” he said.

He also suggested that CBSE should not hold class 12 board exams before May 2021 so that students get some more time to study. Generally, the exams are held in February and March.

Read | NEET counselling for medical college admissions to begin from Oct 27, check schedule

The Delhi government had earlier this month urged the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to not conduct the board exams next year before May and further reduce syllabus as schools still continue to remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter to the CBSE, the Directorate of Education (DoE) had said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a major chunk of time of 2020-21 academic sessions (approximately seven months) could not be utilised for classroom teaching-learning process as schools in Delhi are closed till October 31.

Universities and schools across the country were ordered to shut down on March 16 to contain the spread of novel coronavirus. On March 25, the Centre announced a nationwide lockdown. While several restrictions have been eased gradually in different phases of the ‘unlock’ since June 8, educational institutions continued to remain closed.

Read | Five months and counting: EWS students continue to miss online classes

However, according to the latest ‘Unlock 5′ guidelines, schools, colleges and other educational institutions outside COVID-19 containment zones can reopen after October 15. The final decision on reopening the institutions has been left with the states and Union Territories.

The Delhi government has decided to maintain the status quo on schools’ closure till October 31, following which a review of the situation will be done.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Education News, download Indian Express App.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement