The state authorities had revised the state board syllabus and launched up to date textbooks for Class XI in 2018-19 and for Class XII in 2019-20.
After a delay of 4 months, the doorway take a look at was held on September 13. A group of topic consultants analysed the paper and has offered the web page numbers from physics, chemistry and biology textbooks from the place the questions were requested.
Class XI and XII textbooks have coated 174 out of 180 questions, an enormous enchancment from 2017 when round 60% questions were coated by the outdated syllabus.
Experts stated even a mean scholar who ready solely with textbooks would simply rating above 300 in NEET this yr as greater than 60% questions were direct questions from the textbooks.
“Tamil Nadu state board students should not feel inferior to CBSE students. The new textbook has bridged the gap and both have a level-playing field,” stated professor Rita John, head, division of theoretical physics, University of Madras.
The state board textbooks coated 99% of questions in physics. Out of 90 questions within the biology part, 87 were coated by state board textbooks.
“An analysis of the question paper revealed that the state board biology textbooks have covered more questions than NCERT textbooks in NEET this year,” S Shameem, deputy director, State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT).
In chemistry, 43 out of 45 questions were requested from the textbooks. “If students understand the concepts, they can answer all the 45 questions,” a topic knowledgeable stated.
The new textbooks are vastly improved following the revision in syllabus. “These are interactive textbooks and can lead to other online resources for students who are interested to learn more,” Shameem stated.