NEW DELHI: Engineering aspirants can expect a lighter joint entrance examination (JEE-Main) next year, for which the National Testing Agency is likely to announce the syllabus and release the information bulletin next week. Rationalisation of syllabus by boards across the country has been taken into account while designing the curriculum for the engineering/architecture entrance examination, which will be conducted during January-April in 2024.Several education boards, including CBSE, as well as NCERThad reduced the syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 due to the academic disruption caused by the Covid pandemic.The current batch of Class 12 was in Class 9 in 2020 when rationalisation of syllabus was initiated. However, the syllabus forJEE (Main) and NEET-UG were kept untouched.
NTA director general Subodh Kumar Singh said the agency has consulted all boards and based on the deliberations, the expert committee is finalising the syllabus. “The revised syllabus will be notified along with the information bulletin which will be released next week along with the registration dates,” he added.
NTA has also decided to announce the result dates at the time of notifying the dates for registration. “Candidates go through a tough time guessing the result dates. From 2024, the result dates will be notified at the time of releasing the information bulletin,” said Kumar.Trying to allot JEE candidates centres close home: NTANTA director general Subodh Kumar Singh said announcing the result dates at the time of notifying the dates for registration “will not only help the aspirants but also the institutions in planning their yearly admission cycle”.The agency is trying to ensure that all candidates are allotted centres close to their residence addresses. “We will ensure that no candidate is required to travel out of his/her home state,” he said. NTA released its 2024 exam calendar in September, three months in advance as compared to 2023, for JEE (Main), CUET UG & PG NEET-UG and UGC-NET.
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