The Central Board of secondary education (CBSE) announced a reduction in the syllabus for classes IX-XII by up to 30% due to disruption caused by coronavirus pandemic. CBSE took this decision in a view to reducing the burden on teachers and students considering the loss of classroom teaching time due to the pandemic and lockdown.
HRD Minister Ramesh Nishank said that CBSE syllabus has been reduced but the core concepts are being retained for students. CBSE also stated that the deleted syllabus will not be considered for internal assessments but will be taught to students so that they can use it to connect to other topics.
According to the updated curriculum, delete syllabus for class X include the following topics-
- Religion and cast
- Popular struggles and moment’s
Challenges to democracy
- How the new immigration rule will impact Indian students in abroad?
- COVID-19: Reverse migration pushing children to work; child labour increasing in India
- For class XI deleted portion includes the following topics-
- Growth of local governments in India
Class XI deleted portion include the following topics-
- India’s relations with its neighbours
- changing nature of India’s economic development
- Social movements in India and demonetization among others
HRD Minister, NCERT and CBSE have taken this decision to minimize the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on studies and students. The subject wise alternative academic calendar has been released by NCERT which contains all the effective guidelines which need to be followed by students while studying online from home.
Students can view CBSE revised syllabus 2020-2021 for classes IX-XII from here-