CBSE revised syllabus for classes IX-XII for session 2020-21

Union Minister for HRD Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has said that 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. Accordingly, CBSE has revised the syllabi for classes IX-XII for the academic session 2020-21.

He also informed that a few weeks ago, he invited suggestions from all educationists on the reduction of syllabus on social media by using #SyllabusForStudents2020. Shri Nishank informed that we received more than 1.5 K suggestions and expressed his gratitude to everyone for the overwhelming response.

The union Minister said that the changes made in the syllabi have been finalized 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 rationalized to the extent possible up to 30% by retaining the core concepts.

The Heads of Schools and Teachers have been advised by the Board to ensure that the topics that have been reduced are also explained to the students to the extent required to connect different topics. However, the reduced syllabus will not be part of the topics for Internal Assessment and year-end Board Examination. Alternative Academic Calendar and inputs from the NCERT on transacting the curriculum using different strategies shall also be part of the teaching pedagogy in the affiliated schools.

For Elementary Classes (I-VIII) schools shall follow the Alternative Academic Calendar and Learning Outcomes specified by NCERT. The syllabus is available on CBSE academic website.

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Some of the chapters removed from the syllabus include secularism, nationalism, federalism, demonetisation, GST, India’s foreign relations with neighbouring countries and citizenship.  CBSE has removed several chapters from various subjects in order to reduce the course load on teachers and students. Some of the important chapters that have been removed include:

Class IX

  • Complete chapters on population, democratic rights and food security in India from class 9th social science subject
  • Some topics such as Real Numbers, Euclid’s Geometry removed from the mathematics of 9th class

Class X

  • A chapter on Stree Siksha ke Virodhi Kutarko ka Khandan by Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi has been removed from class 10th Hindi subject
  • Magnetic Effects of Electric Current: Electric Generator, Direct current. Alternating current: frequency of AC. Advantage of AC over DC. Domestic electric circuits from class 10th physics paper
  • Chapters on Metals and non- metals, heredity and evolution, functioning of a lens in the human eye, sources of energy, from class 10th Science subject

Class XI:

  • Federalism, citizenship, nationalism and secularism from class 11 political science subject
  • Complete topic on GST from class 11th Business Studies subject
  • Chapters on Heat engine and refrigerator, heat, temperature, heat transfer- conduction, convection and radiation from class 11th Physics subject

Class XII

  • Planning commission and five-year plans, India relations with its neighbours: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and other regional aspirations from class 12th political science subject
  • Complete chapter on Social and New Social Movements in India from class 12th political science paper
  • Demonetisation from class 12th Business Studies subject
  • Colonialism and the countryside colonial cities and understanding partition from class 12th History subject
  • Chapters from carbon resistors, colour code for carbon, Davission- Germer experiment, radioactivity from class 12th Physics paper
  • Growth of education sector in India, alternative farming- organic farming from class 12th Economic paper

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