There has been an announcement for a 30 percent reduction in the CBSE syllabus for the upcoming academic session of 2020-21; this makes 10+2 students who will be appearing for NEET and various entrance exams to ponder upon its impact on the same. How NEET 2021 can be affected by the reduction of the syllabus of multiple subjects and what portions have been removed, let’s explore!
NEET is the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test is based on the syllabus of class 11th and 12th and NEET is significant for admission to the undergraduate medical courses such as MBBS/BDS and others in approved and recognized medical or dental and other colleges and institutes in India. Students should get a detailed analysis of all the chapters which have been removed in CBSE but can be still important as per the NEET syllabus. Biology, Chemistry, and Physics are the three main subjects that are asked in NEET and let us find out what all chapters from these subjects are covered in the removed portion.
It is found that 11 chapters from the Biology subject of class 11 and 5 chapters of class 12 Biology have been removed.
Some topics from 9 chapters of class 11 Physics have been deleted and some portions from 10 chapters of class 12 Physics have been deleted.
Some topics from 14 chapters of Chemistry Class 11 have been removed and various topics from 16 chapters of Chemistry class 12 have been removed.
Several chapters from CBSE Chemistry syllabus which are removed include General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, Environmental Chemistry and Polymers and Chemistry in everyday life.
According to the analysis of the previous years NEET question papers from the year 2015 to 2019, there were 28 questions from Biology, 30 questions from Physics and 16 questions from Chemistry asked from the deleted topics/concepts/chapters.
If you want to know more, take a quick look at the table below:
CBSE deleted Topics from Biology with high weightage in NEET previous papers: Plant physiology, Human physiology and Evolution. Some other sub-topics which are removed from biology chapters include reflex action, sense organs, sensory perception and the elementary structure and function of eye and ear. However, NEET 2021 can include questions from the Central Nervous System.
Some CBSE Biology concepts which will be briefly covered include salient features of plant and animal kingdom, diseases related to all the human physiological systems, a description of 01 family: Liliaceae or Solanaceae. Despite knowing about these topics, there has been no clarification about the exact topics and students might get confused while undergoing NEET 2021 preparation as they should know to what extent these topics will be covered.
Physics for class 11th and class 12th have many interrelated topics and chapters and a student may still have to learn various basic topics even if those are deleted.
This is because when some basic concepts are missed to understand, students might not be having the knowledge in solving various problems where those concepts have to be applied. For instance, understanding of force in detail is essential for the intuitive concept of force since important terms like Torque are involved here.
Another example is if linear momentum is not covered by students because of the deleted concept- Momentum and Newton’s second law of motion, students will find it difficult to grasp the application of angular momentum and in solving problems on Newton’s second law of motion.
Also, concepts such as Rotational equilibrium and conservation of angular momentum need prerequisites from chapters like the Laws of motion.
In all of these cases, students will feel the impact of the deleted syllabus of NEET 2021 in Physics.
Certain topics of CBSE Chemistry syllabus have also been removed according to the new rules and whether to study these chapters or not is a big question among students who will be appearing for NEET 2021.
Activation energy and the Arrhenius equation are the two concepts that have been canceled from the Chemical Kinetics chapter. However, these are topics that are important to understand other chapters such as Equilibrium, Solutions, and Surface Chemistry. It can be explained further as when the question is asked about Henry’s law or Raoult’s law or Van’t Hoff factor, chemical reaction equations with the value of activation energy are involved. In this case, a student won’t be aware of the formula for activation energy and as a result, he or she may lose marks for the whole question.
It will certainly be a relief for students as they have to study a lesser syllabus for class examinations. However, the syllabus for NEET 2021 will mostly remain the same and for entrance examinations such as NEET 2021, they will have to do extra study as some concepts may be covered in the paper.