Amid the pandemic when the country is struggling to balance out the losses caused by the spread of Covid-19. The country’s education board CBSE has taken a much appreciated step to curb the burden of the school going children by revising the syllabus for the assessment purpose for the current session.
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted that, “Considering the importance of learning achievement, it has been decided to rationalise syllabus up to 30 per cent by retaining the core concepts. 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.”
Topics that are deducted for class 10:
- Social Science
- Democracy and Diversity
- Gender, Religion and Caste
- Popular Struggles and Movements
- Challenges to Democracy
- Sources of energy
- The human eye
- Magnetic effects of electric current
For classes 11 and 12:
- Political Science
- Planning Commission
- Five-Year Plans
- Peasants, Zamindars and the State
- Understanding Partition
- Binomial Theorem
- Mathematical Reasoning
Last week, the ICSE had also announced a reduction in syllabus for secondary and senior secondary students by 25% to balance out with the current situation.
Through a circular CBSE stated that though the topics have been dropped due to the current situation but the teachers should ensure that topics should be explained to the students to the extent required to connect different topics.
However the circular pointed that these topics will not be considered for the assessment or the board examination. In case of elementary classes, board mentioned that “schools may follow the Alternative Academic Calendar and Learning Outcomes specified by NCERT”.