The Ministry of Education has issued the National Curriculum Framework for School Education and is currently soliciting feedback to improve the NCF for School Education’s pre-draft.
This week, a lot has transpired in the education industry, from new social science textbooks that skip some significant historical events to a new National Curriculum Framework for School Education and improvements in the CUET UG, NEET UG applications, and more.
Framework for National Curriculum
The Ministry of Education recently issued the National Curriculum Framework for School Education (NCF) and is looking for comments from students, parents, teachers, educators, and other professionals to improve the NCF for School Education’s pre-draft. (NCF-SE).
According to the new framework, students need to finish two important courses from each of the eight curricular areas offered to complete Class 10, for 16 essential courses throughout two years of Class 9 and 10.
However, the panel has proposed implementing semester systems in Class 12 board exams. “Instead of a single examination at the end of the year, modular board examinations will be offered.” “The final certification will be based on the sum of the examination results,” the NCF document adds.
The framework also recommends that kids attend school five and a half days per week, with Saturdays serving as a half-day of study, for a total of 29 hours of instruction time per week.
The National Testing Agency has started the revision window for the 2023 National Eligibility Cumulative Entrance Test (NEET-UG). Candidates can make changes to their application forms by visiting the official website at neet.nta.nic.in.
Candidates have until 11:50 p.m. on April 10 to make changes, for which they must enter credentials such as their application number, password, and security pin. Aspirants for MBBS should keep in mind that they cannot change their name, email address, mobile number, or address on their application forms. Candidates whose Aadhaar has been validated may change the names, categories, sub-categories, cities, mediums, qualifications, and passing year of their parents. Those who have not yet confirmed their Aadhaar can update the aforementioned selections, as well as their gender and date of birth.
The application window for the Common University Entrance Test Undergraduate (CUET-UG) 2023 has been reopened, and candidates have until 11:59 p.m. on April 11 to apply. Interested candidates should apply online at cuet.samarth.ac.in.
“Following requests from several students, we have decided to re-open the application portal for CUET-UG on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday and will close at 11.59 p.m. on Tuesday (11 April 2023),” M Jagadesh Kumar, the UGC Chief, tweeted.
The CUET UG 2023 exam will be held from May 21 to May 31st, according to the official timetable.
Session 2 of JEE Main 2023
The National Testing Agency (NTA) is now administering the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2023, which began on April 6 and will end on April 15. Meanwhile, on April 13, the Bombay High Court will hear a petition to remove the JEE Main eligibility threshold of 75%.
Draft curriculum document proposes 5.5-day school week, longer periods Class 9 onwards, no assemblies on Saturdays
The previous National Curriculum Framework (NCF), which was released in 2005, provided schools more flexibility in scheduling the school day and academic year. It just required a school day of at least six hours and a class period of at least 45 minutes. The new model NCF, on the other hand, gives schools with a particular structure, recommending that the academic year be 180 school days or 34 weeks across all stages of education.