CBSE has released the revised syllabus for classes 9-12. This was done subsequent to instructions by the education ministry to revise the syllabus for classes 9 – 12 and reduce the load in light of the extra ordinary circumstances caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.
As per the available information, school syllabus for senior classes has been slashed by upto 30%, the government directive said today. The CBSE rationalized the course and lightened the burden, while at the same time ensuring that the core concepts are retained.
The CBSE, in a statement said that the loss of classroom teaching during the current year has led the board to decide to revise the syllabus for classes IX-XII for the current academic year. It further added that the changes made in the syllabi have been finalized by the respective course committees with the approval of the Curriculum Committee and governing body of the board.
He added that the course will be rationalized in a manner that will ease the burden to an extent, while at the same time, retaining the core concepts.
Dy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, had in June suggested that the course curriculum be reduced by 30%.
The CISCE (Council for Indian School Certificate Examination) which conducts ICSE and ISC examinations, had also decided last week to cut down the syllabus by 25%.