CBSE Reduces Syllabus for School Students from Classes 9 to 12

CBSE says that to bring respite to students who are facing issues due to closure of schools in the Covid-19 era syllabus for classes 9 to 12

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CBSE has just announced that a revised academic curriculum will be introduced for the session 20-2021 and the syllabus will be reduced for school students from classes 9 to 12. “The changes made in the syllabi have been finalised by the respective course committees with the approval of the curriculum committee and the governing body of the board,” reads a notification from CBSE.


CBSE says that this decision has been taken keeping in view the prevailing health emergency in the country and different parts of the world. CBSE says that the syllabus has been rationalised as much as possible while retaining the core concepts. The new syllabus can be accessed on the official website.

“The curriculum refers to the lessons and academic content to be taught to a learner in the school. In empirical terms, it may be regarded as the sum total of a planned set of educational experiences provided to a learner by a school. It encompasses general objectives of learning, courses of study, subject-wise instructional objectives and content, pedagogical practices and assessment guidelines,” says CBSE.

The Central Board of Secondary Education has also cancelled all Board Exams for all students of classes 10 and 12 across India for this year. CBSE could, however, conduct the class twelve examinations for students who opt for it. The board also has a method wherein students will be awarded marks based on the performance in the past three examinations.