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CBSE Syllabus to be Reduced by 30% for classes 09th to 12th, Says HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal - Check Details
[Published on: 07.07.2020 / Time :- 17:30 IST]
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NOTIFICATION :

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced on Twitter that the CBSE syllabus would be reduced by 30% for classes 9 to 12 due to the Covid-19 situation.

  • HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced that it had been decided that CBSE would be reducing the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 by 30% while retaining the core concepts due to the Covid-19 situation prevailing across the world.
  • Taking to Twitter on Tuesday evening he said that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had been advised earlier to revise the curriculum so that the course load could be reduced for students of classes 9 to 12.
  • He said that he had also invited suggestions from educationists across India on how the CBSE syllabus could be reduced and thanked everyone for the 1500-plus suggestions sent in.

CBSE syllabus reduction focusing on learning outcomes

  • As per previous reports, CBSE was likely to reduce the syllabus for classes 10 and 12 for the academic session 2020-21 by one-third to make up for the lost instruction time due to the Covid-19 lockdown and pandemic.
  • As per an IE report, the CBSE syllabus reduction was being jointly considered alongside NCERT.
  • CBSE has reportedly asked NCERT to suggest such topics for removal in the CBSE syllabus reduction whose learning outcomes were already being covered by other chapters.

NOTIFICATION :

CBSE might reduce syllabus by one-third for classes 10 and 12 for next academic year due to Covid-19. News of CBSE syllabus reduction is likely to be announced officially soon with a cut of one-third for class 10 and class 12 syllabus for the next academic year due to Covid-19 problems.

  • CBSE could be reducing the syllabus for classes 10 and 12 by one third for the next academic year as per an Indian Express report. The decision was taken due to the academic time lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.
  • The report said that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would soon be announcing the syllabus cut which was carried out together with the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
  • The CBSE syllabus for class 12 (2020 to 2021) and the CBSE syllabus for class 10 was reduced in a way so that entire chapters wouldnt be taken out. Instead, topics that were being repeated were suggested for removal. CBSE has asked NCERT to suggest such topics for removal in the CBSE syllabus reduction whose learning outcomes were already being covered by other chapters.
  • As per the report, all the suggestions are based on learning outcomes. It also stated that the board would be free to decide the topics in the CBSE syllabus till class 8th.
  • Now, major syllabus changes are being finalized before the official announcement.

CBSE syllabus reduction for class 10

  • In an earlier IE report, it had stated that the CBSE syllabus for class 10 might not include topics in Mathematics such as area of triangle and frustum of a cone, topics in Science such as physical properties of metals and non-metals, Tyndall Effect on the eye and the Age of Industrialisation topic in History.
  • Thus, these above topics might not be included for the CBSE class 10 syllabus in the coming year.

ICSE and ISC syllabus reduction

  • Last week, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) became the first education board in India to consider syllabus reduction for the academic year of 2020-21 by slashing the ICSE or class 10 and ISC or class 12 syllabus by 25%, said the IE report.
  • CISCE might reduce the syllabus further if schools do not reopen even in August.
  • As per the report, CISCE chief Gerry Arathoon said that the ICSE and ISC syllabus reduction was being considered in a way that students do not miss out on any core concepts and so that liner progression of classes could also take place once schools reopened.
  • For the ISC syllabus reduction for the coming year in Indian History, the Janata government (1977-1979), Subhash Chandra Boses Indian National Army, and the Kashmir problem have been dropped.
  • On the other hand, in the ISC World History syllabus, the Oslo Peace Accords and decolonization of China are amongst the topics dropped.

CBSE syllabus reduction for board exams 2021

  • The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is also in the process of reducing the syllabus and has sought suggestions from various stakeholders. However, the final syllabus has not been notified yet.
  • Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16 when the central government announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as one of the measures to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • A nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24, which came into effect the next day. While the government has eased several restrictions, schools and colleges continue to remain closed.
Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/

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