The syllabus for classes 9 to 12 has been revised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Earlier in July 2020, the union education minister had announced the reduction in the syllabus by 30%. The decision to reduce the syllabus was taken after the loss of classroom teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The official notification was released by Joseph Emmanuel, the CBSE director of Academics, who mentioned, “The Board has decided to revise the syllabi for classes 9-12 for the academic session 2020-21. Considering the importance of achieving the learning level, the syllabus has been rationalized to the extent possible by retaining the core concepts.”
The board has also made sure that even after reducing the syllabus, all the subjects’ core concepts will be kept intact. The syllabus reduction will help lessen the course load for the students of classes 9 to 12.
Earlier in a webinar held on 31 December 2020, the union education minister had declared the CBSE board exam dates. He mentioned that the board exams for classes 10 and 12 would be conducted from 4 May 2021 to 10 June 2021, while the practical exams will be conducted from 1 March 2021.
In a recent live session held for the Kendriya Vidyalaya students, the union education minister mentioned that “the authorities are planning to resume physical classes soon.” He also said that this year there would be a merger of online and offline teachings.