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CBSE Makes Notable Changes for Class 9 and 11 Syllabus


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“Students are not data banks” – HRD Ministry Encourages Changes in CBSE syllabus


It is likely that CBSE makes notable changes in the syllabus to make it more job oriented and learner friendly.

Recently the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has discontinued two other elective subjects of class 9 and three elective subjects of class 11.

As per circulars posted on the website cbseacademic.nic.in. of the board,  English Communicative which could earlier be elected by students entering Class 9 in CBSE-affiliated schools will be discontinued from the academic session 2018-19.

The board has told the schools not to offer certain subjects in the classes 9 and 11 from session 2018. But students studying these subjects currently in Class 9 and 11 shall continue with them in Class 10 and 12 in the session 2018.

Here is a list of subjects the CBSE plans to discontinue:
Subjects discontinued for Class 9 students:

  1. English Communicative (code 101)
    2. Information and Communication Technology (code 166)
    3. e-Publishing and e-Office (code 354 & 454)


Subjects discontinued for Class 11 students:

  1. Dance – Mohiniyattam (code 062)
    2. Multimedia and Web Technology (code 067)
    3. English Elective CBSE (code 101)

Also See : Latest CBSE News 2018
Sanskrit Communicative (code 122) has been renamed Sanskrit (code 122) as prescribed by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). Foundations of Information Technology (code 165) has also been renamed to Computer Applications (code 165).
On the other hand three academic electives have been merged with similar vocational electives and will be offered as Vocational Electives from the session 2018-19 in Class 11. These subjects are:
1Agriculture (code 068)
2.Fashion Studies (code 053)
3.Mass Media Studies (code 072)
‘Sanskrit Communicative’ (code 122) has been renamed ‘Sanskrit’ (code 122), as prescribed by NCERT, from this year onwards and ‘Foundations of Information Technology’ (code 165) has also been renamed to ‘Computer Applications’ (code 165).
After the government decided to do away with the Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE) adopted earlier, the Class 10 board examination has been reintroduced from this year.  
Candidates suffering from diabetes have been allowed to carry eatables inside the examination centres. CBSE is also allowing candidates with special needs to write their exams using laptops but their device will have to undergo an inspection by the computer teacher at the exam centre and no Internet access will be allowed.
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the idea to have quality education in the country was predominant at the six workshops held by the ministry as well as during meetings with state education officials. A large number of NGOs, education experts, state government officers, and many teachers took part in these meetings. Javadekar said, “Students are not data banks. The main aim of education is to bring out a good human being. It is the need of the hour to inculcate value education, life skills, experiential learning and physical fitness in our daily life.”
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