Central Board of Secondary Education has released the revised syllabus for classes 9 to 12 for the academic year 2020-21. A notice regarding this decision has been released on the official website of CBSE. “Looking at the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and the world, CBSE was advised to revise the curriculum and reduce course load for the students of Class 9th to 12th,” said HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
The prevailing health emergency in country and at different parts of the world and the efforts to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in the loss of classroom teaching due to closure of schools. Therefore the Board has decided to revise the syllabi for Class 9 to 12 for the academic session 2020-21. The changes made in the syllabi have been finalized by the respective Course Committee and Governing body of the Board. The revision of syllabi is a measure taken due to the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and in different parts of the world.
Considering the importance of achieving the level of learning, the syllabus has been rationalized to the extent possible by retaining the core concepts. The Heads of Schools and Teachers may ensure that the topics have been reduced and explained to the students. However, the reduced syllabus will not be part of the topics for Internal Assessment and year-end Board Examination. Alternative academic Calendar and inputs from the NCERT on transacting and the curriculum using different strategies may also be part of the teaching pedagogy. The Elementary Classes(1-8) may follow the Alternative Academic Calendar and Learning Outcomes specified by NCERT.