Syllabus of JEE and NEET to remain unchanged for the year 2021: Ministry of Education

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New Delhi: The Union Education Ministry on Tuesday has said that the syllabus of JEE and NEET will remain unchanged for the year 2021. However, unlike previous years, this year the candidates will have options to answer the questions in JEE and NEET Examinations.

The official release from the ministry said that the syllabus for JEE (Main 2021) to remain the same as the previous year. But students will be given the choice to answer 75 questions (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) out of 90 questions (30 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics). In JEE (Main) 2020, there were 75 questions all of which had to be answered by the candidates (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics).

The exact pattern for NEET (UG) 2021 is yet to be announced. However, given the reduction of the syllabus by some boards across the country, the NEET (UG) 2021 question paper will also have options on the lines of JEE (Main).

Meanwhile, the Union Ministry of Education had decided to waive off the 75 percent marks in class XII examination eligibility criteria under Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for the next academic year 2021-2022 in respect of NITs, IIITs, SPAs, and other CFTIs, whose admissions are based on JEE (Main).

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank took to Twitter and wrote, “Considering the decision taken for IIT JEE(Advanced) and in line with the decision taken for the last academic year, it has been decided to waive off the 75% marks (in class 12 exam) eligibility criteria under Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for the next academic year 2021-2022. In respect of NITs, IIITs, SPAs, and other CFTIs, whose admissions are based on JEE (Main).”