CBSE Trims Class IX-XII Syllabus By 30% Amid COVID-19

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New Delhi: The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to reduce the syllabi for classes IX to XII by 30 per cent for 2020-21 academic session due to the time lost amid the coronavirus pandemic, confirmed HRD Minister, Ramesh  Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday.

The minister took to Twitter to share that he had received more than 1.5K suggestions from educationists for the reduction of the syllabus for students of 2020-21. He further added that the decision was taken after considering the learning experience and the pandemic situation prevailing in the country.

The CBSE notification said that the changes made in the syllabi have been finalised by the respective Course Committees with the approval of the Curriculum Committee and Governing Body of the Board.

“The revision of syllabi is a measure taken due to the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and at different parts of the world. Considering the importance of achieving the level of learning, the syllabus has been rationalised to the extent possible by retaining the core concepts,” it further said.

However, the reduced syllabus will not be part of the topics for internal assessment and year-end board examination, it added.

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