JEE Main, JEE Advanced, NEET syllabus to be cut in 2021: Corona impact

The central government is planning to cut the syllabus for JEE Main 2021, JEE Advanced 2021 and NEET-UG 2021 by 20-30% in view of disruption caused to academic schedule due to corona pandemic.

The government will seek the opinion of students, parents and teachers on this issue soon.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will be holding a live interaction with students and parents on December 3, from 12 pm, to discuss details of the upcoming board exams, and other competitive exams like JEE and NEET. Students who want to reach out can share their concerns or suggestions on Twitter by using #EducationMinisterGoesLive.

The government will launch a online campaign in December seeking feedback from students, parents and teachers on how and when to conduct JEE Main 2020, JEE Advanced 2020 and NEET-UG 2020.

Official sources said since the schools have been shut since March 2020 due to corona and all the students are attending only online classes since July/ August 2020, the syllabus could not be completed as per academic calendar.

In this backdrop, the government wants to cut the syllabus by 20% or 30% to make up for the loss of academic year due to corona.

A final decision in this regard will be taken in December 2020 or January 2021 after receiving the feedback from students, parents and teachers.