Maharashtra: HSC exam papers to follow NEET pattern, no change in syllabus - Global Medical Foundation

Maharashtra: HSC exam papers to follow NEET pattern, no change in syllabus

The new pattern will be made after understanding the CBSE Class 10 papers and NEET question papers.

 Mumbai, June 15: The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) syllabus will not be made similar to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum. The state education board will not implement its plans to upgrade the entire syllabus, but it will only change the question paper patter for the exam. The new pattern will be made after understanding the CBSE Class 10 papers and National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) question papers. As per the state education board, it will be better to change the question paper patter than the syllabus as students are already preparing for the exams.

The board said that there was not enough time to change the entire syllabus for the current academic year. As per a Hindustan Times Report, there is a 10 per ent difference in the HSC syllabus and that of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

 While the CBSE and NEET will follow the NCERT syllabus. The Supreme Court’s decision to implementat NEET in the country saw ruckus with students, parents and educational institutions protesting against it. Acting on a proposal drafted by CBSE and Centre, the apex court had decided to declare NEET as the only medical entrance exam to gain admission to medical courses like MBBS and BDS. However, states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karanataka, Jammu and Kashmir had opposed the idea.

Students from government-run medical colleges and private institutions in Maharashtra have been taking Common Entrance Test as entrance for medical courses. However, now NEET has been declared as a must for admission to private medical colleges from this year and government institutions from next year. The new exam pattern will have more of multiple choice questions (MCQ), which is believed to brings down the practice of answering long-form writing in students.

 SOURCE- http://www.india.com


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