Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 19
The syllabus of JEE and NEET will remain unchanged for the year 2021, the Education Ministry has said.
However, unlike previous years, this year, the candidates will have options to answer the questions in JEE and NEET Examinations, it added.
The syllabus for JEE (Main 2021) to remain the same as the previous year.
But students will be given a choice to answer 75 questions (25 questions each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) out of 90 questions (30 questions each in Physics, Chemistry and 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), as per an official statement.
“The exact pattern for NEET (UG) 2021 is yet to be announced. However, in view of reduction of syllabus by some boards across the country, the NEET (UG) 2021 question paper will also have options on the lines of JEE (Main),” it said.
75% marks in class 12’ eligibility criterion under JEE (Main) 21-22 waived:
Considering this, the Ministry of Education has 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).
The admissions to various Under Graduate (UG) programmes of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur (West Bengal) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs-excluding IITs) are made on the basis of ranks / merit secured by the candidates in Joint Entrance Examination (Main) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
For the candidates to qualify for admission in the IITs / NITs / IIITs and such other CFTis whose admissions are based on the JEE Ranks, they should have secured at least 75 per cent marks in the Class 12 exam, or be in the top 20 percentile in the Class 12 exam conducted by the respective Boards.
For SC/ST students, the qualifying mark in Class 12 exam is 65 per cent.