In order to assist the students of Maharashtra Board, the state board has decided to create an online portal for practice questions for JEE and NEET examinations.
The proposal is to prepare a question bank online which would provide students access to practice questions from the relevant topics. Teachers and experts in NEET/ JEE Main prep can submit questions in the required format on the website neetqb.mh-hsc.ac.in till December 31, 2017. The step, if successful, would definitely help the lakhs of students who appear in the two competitive examinations in the country. JEE Main 2018 is scheduled for April 8 2018. The date for NEET 2018 is yet to be announced by CBSE.
To do the same, the state board has invited inputs in the form of multiple choice questions from experts and teachers for physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. The purpose is to provide state students an equal opportunity to cracking the national level examinations.
The biggest concern has been the variation in the curriculum. Both the examinations follow the NCERT and CBSE syllabus for class 11 and 12, whereas states used SCERT syllabus and State Board curriculum. The discrepancy has been the biggest concern raised against the implementation of NEET. State of Tamil Nadu has asked for assistance in the same, stating how the students from rural areas do not have access to the relevant prep material or facilities.
Citing the discrepancies, students in the state of Odisha have also written to the board, requesting for a revert to the OJEE. Odisha is one of the few states which has shifted to JEE Main examination for admissions to the state engineering colleges. The concern voiced in the request for similar to that of Tamil Nadu for the NEET examination.