Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has reduced the Syllabus of standards 9 to12 for the academic year 2020-21. A circular has been released today by the Director, Academics stating the decision. The syllabus has been rationalised to the extent possible by the retaining the core concepts.
Covid-19 pandemic has lead to the health emergency and the cancellation of exams has been announced earlier. Now with no further clarity regarding the restarting of the classroom sessions, so it would be difficult to cover the entire syllabus within the reduced time span. Hence the news can be considered as a relief to some extent.
The revision of syllabus can be considered as a measure, taken due to the dangerous situation prevailing in the country and at different parts of the world. The Heads of Schools and Teachers are advised by the CBSE board, to ensure that the topics which are reduced are also explained to the students upto extent required to connect different topics.
However it may be noted that the reduced syllabus will not be part of the topics for ” Internal assessment and Year End Board Exams”. Elementary classes starting from “Standard 1 to 8”, are advised to follow the Alternative Academic Calender and Learning Outcomes specified by NCERT.
Inputs from Praveena Mandapati