Board Exams 2021 syllabus reduced by 30%, more options in JEE, NEET: Education minister - Times of India


NEW DELHI: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Monday announced that the students will be asked questions in the upcoming board exams 2021 on the basis of the revised syllabus. The Union education minister attended the programme from KV Andrewsganj, New Delhi and answered the queries of the students.

During the interaction program, the students asked questions related to various fields and subjects. Replying to the query by a student of KV Gurugram, Pokhriyal informed that as the curriculum was cut by 30 per cent this year due to Covid-19, therefore in the upcoming competitive examinations like JEE and NEET this year the candidates will have more options to answer the questions.

In response to another query asked by a student from Varanasi, Pokhriyal said that the facilities of online education will continue even after the school reopens. For some time, a mixed format of online and offline will be available for the students.

Most of the state education boards, including the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have already reduced the syllabus of Class 10 and Class 12 for this year considering the hardships students were facing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations is scheduled to be conducted between May 4 and June 10. while the 2021 practical exams will begin from March 1.

The JEE Main 2021 will be held in four sessions — February, March, April and May. The JEE Main 2021 February session will be held between February 23 and February 26. The exam schedule for NEET 2021 has not been announced yet.





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