JEE Mains and NEET 2021 syllabus will be reduced, and students will no longer have to study from the deleted syllabus, announced Dr Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal, Union Cabinet Minister for Education, in a recent virtual interaction with students of Kendriya Vidyalayas across the Country. While this decision was likely taken owing to the hardships being faced by children taking online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students have requested more clarity on the JEE Mains, NEET 2021 syllabus as most of them are already preparing for the examinations.
Some students have also been requesting the National Testing Agency to make available a detailed notification of the JEE Mains, NEET 2021 reduced syllabus so that they get more clarity on what they must prepare for. “Sir, please order NTA or NEET faculty to release a notification claiming that NEET will be held on the basis of reduced syllabus along with the list of deleted syllabus not coming in NEET. So that we can become 100% sure,” says a student Akash.
“If we have to follow the reduced syllabus for NEET 2021 and JEE Mains, then there is no need for competitive exams like JEE, NEET. Our hard work has gone to waste. If you had to reduce the syllabus, you had to announce it in the beginning itself,” says Vivitha.
Students are also demanding more clarity on the reduced syllabus statement. “It would be very great if you can clarify the statement about NEET 2021 syllabus soon. There are many speculations being made if the questions would be from only reduced syllabus. The whole situation is only bringing a state of confusion to students,” says another student.
The Official Statement on JEE Mains, NEET 2021 Syllabus as of Now
Although the official notification from NTA is awaited, the official statement from Dr Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal reads as follows: “As the curriculum was cut by 30 percent 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.” This statement seems to imply that students may not have to prepare from the 30 percent of the syllabus that has been deleted this year. However, students are requested to wait for a detailed notification from NTA.