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Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding New Education Policy 2020.

a) New Curricular and Pedagogical Structure (5+3+3+4).

b) Ministry of HRD re-designed as the Ministry of Education (MoE).

c) Setting up of a new National Assessment Centre, PARAKH (Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development).


1. a only 
2. b only
3. a and b only
4. a, b and c 

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : a, b and c 

The correct answer is a, b and c.

  • This Policy proposes the revision and revamping of all aspects of the education structure, including its regulation and governance, to create a new system that is aligned with the aspirational goals of 21st century education, including SDG 4, while building upon India’s traditions and value systems.
  • In the new 5+3+3+4 structure, a strong base of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) from age 3 is also included, which is aimed at promoting better overall learning, development, and well-being.
  • The special features of NEP 2020 includes:
    • ​​Ensuring Universal Access at All Levels of schooling from pre-primary school to Grade 12.
    • Establishing the National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy.
    • Emphasis on promoting multilingualism and Indian languages.
    • Setting up of State School Standards Authority (SSSA).
    • A separate Gender Inclusion fund and Special Education Zones for disadvantaged regions and groups.
    • Holistic Multidisciplinary Education with multiple entry/exit options.
    • Setting up of National Research Foundation (NRF).
    • Internationalization of Education.

  • Previous Education policies :
    • National Education Policy, 1968
    • National Education Policy, 1986

  • Education :
    • Concurrent subject
    • Article 21 (A) -  The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of six to fourteen years in such manner as the State may, by law, determine.
    • Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (RTE Act)

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