The impact of curtailment of CBSE syllabus for 2020-21 will not be restricted to next year’s Board examinations alone but also on JEE (Main) and NEET-UG, the competitive tests for admission to engineering and medical courses.
Deletion of topics from physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology, which are also part of the syllabus for JEE and NEET-UG, make paper-setting for the entrance tests of 2021 a tricky affair, according to reports.
The National Testing Agency on Thursday consulted subject experts and plans to place the matter before Joint Admission Board.
The IITs, which conduct JEE (Advanced), will also put it up for review by its committee and paper setters to assess the effect.
The CBSE on Tuesday announced its revised syllabus for the 2020-21 academic session due to COVID-19 outbreak where key topics like laws of motion, optics, communication system and electronic devices in physics; 3D geometry, continuity and differentiability, binomial theorem in mathematics; some P-block elements, environmental chemistry, polymers, general principles and processes of isolation of elements in chemistry; and human physiology and reproduction, among others, in biology were dropped.
According to NTA sources, the agency placed the revised syllabus of the CBSE before its subject expert committee on Thursday.
The experts observed that since the biggest chunk of candidates for the medical and engineering entrance tests comes from the CBSE, it will have to significantly change the question papers.
The IITs too would be looking at the changes as it conducts the JEE (Advanced).
However, JEE (Main), NEET-UG and JEE (Advanced), scheduled for September 2020, will not be impacted as they are based on the old syllabus.