CBSE reduces syllabus for classes 9-12 by up to 30 percent for 2020-21 academic session

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has revised the syllabus for the classes 9 to 12 for the academic session 2020-21 in view of the prevailing situation in the country due to outbreak of COIVD-19 Pandemic. The syllabus for these classes has been reduced by up to 30 percent for the academic session 2020-21.

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ through his twitter handle has said, ‘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. Accordingly, CBSE has revised the syllabi for classes IX-XII for the academic session 2020-21

He also said 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.

Few weeks ago HRD Minster has invited suggestions from various stakeholders on syllabus reduction and received more than 1.5K suggestions. He expressed his gratitude to everyone for the overwhelming response

According to the letter issued by director (academics) CBSE Joseph Emmanuel, the heads of the schools and teacher have been advised to ensure that the topics that have been reduced are also explained to the students to the extent required to connect different topics. However it will not be a part for the Internal Assessment and year end board examination.

For Classes 1 to 8, schools are asked to follow the Alternative Academic Calendar and Learning Outcomes specified by NCERT. 

The revised syllabus can be check on the CBSE Academic Website