Recently MHRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted
In view of the current circumstances and after receiving a lot of requests from parents and teachers, we are contemplating the option of reduction in the syllabus and instructional hours for the coming academic year.
After analysis, We found that the government is looking to reduce the amount of syllabus for the upcoming academic year. As schools and coaching institutes are affected due to COVID pandemic.
Although it is still not clear whether this will be applied to competitive exams like NEET & JEE.
MHRD minister has appealed to teachers and academicians to send their valuable advice on this matter by using a twitter hashtag #SyllabusForStudents2020. After analysing the circumstances, government will be annoucing an official update on this issue which will bring more clearity.