Entrance tests not based on CBSE course alone: Govt

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New Delhi, Nov 27 (UNI) The Goverment today declined to accept that the entrance tests to professional courses conducted by the Central educational institutions were based only on the CBSE course.

Replying to a question during question hour in the Lok Sabha, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mohammad A A Fatami said the questions were being set on the basis of the educational curriculum conducted by 41 different educational boards and central institutes and organisations. No discrimination was being done while setting the entrance test papers.

He said the syllabi for entrance examinations to professional courses like medicine and engineering were generally based on common components of syllabi of different school education boards of the country.

Mr Fatmi said according to the National policy of Education, 1986 as modified in 1992, the national system of education is to be based on a national curricular framework containing a common core along with other flexible components.

He said in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual country like India, uniform syllabus all over the country was not desirable as education needed to be contextualised by rooting the same in local environment and culture to make it more meaningful. However, the National Curriculum Framework was common throughout the country and provided an underlying unity and cohesiveness to the syllabi prescribed by different States and examination boards, he added.

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