CBSE has proposed to give its Class XI and XII students the option of choosing between an easier and an advanced course in mathematics from 2019-20, subject to NCERT approval.
The board approved a proposal to have two options – standard mathematics and advanced mathematics – instead of the single maths paper now on offer that is a mix of standard and advanced mathematic
Logic behind the move was to offer an easier mathematics paper to humanities and commerce students who might not be comfortable with what is now taught.
The CBSE has referred the matter to a committee that will design the syllabuses for both papers. However, the board will have to seek approval from the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) before rolling out the new syllabuses.
CBSE had also introduced a separate paper – applied mathematics – for Classes XI and XII from this year under the vocational stream. This paper, which has a practical component of 20 per cent, will continue. The NCERT is currently revising its school curriculum, which is followed by over 15 school boards across the country.
There will be no reduction in the syllabuses. There may be some additional content so that the students do not lag behind,” the member said.