The CBSE syllabus for classes 9 to 12 has decreased by 30% this year due to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, core theories will be retained, according to Human Resource Development Minister.
Modifications that have made in Syllabus
Class 11 students of political science will not study about –
- federalism in the Constitution in 2020-21 academic year.
- Political theory sections on citizenship, federalism, nationalism, and secularism have also removed.
- Details on deleted articles will be available on the website of CBSE.
Class 12 students will not study about-
- India’s relations with its neighbours, regional aspirations, sections on social movements
- The changing nature of India’s economic development, and the Planning Commission have removed.
Business Studies students will not study about-
- The concept of demonetization, Goods & Services Tax.
- The impact of government policy changes on business with particular reference to liberalization, privatization, and globalization in India.
- Students will not study topics on an understanding partition, or peasants, the State, and zamindars in history classes.
In Class 11 Syllabus, the core English course will not incorporate to write an application to apply for a job with a resume or write a letter to the editor.
For Class 10 students, the few chapters in social science have removed like-
- Forests & wildlife in contemporary India, democracy and diversity in gender, religion and caste,
- Popular movements and struggles, and democratic challenges.
- In the science syllabus, the topic of the functioning of the human eye has removed & also a section on the basic concepts of evolution.
- Some practical experiments have also been removed- which will be harder to conduct. students can spend limited time in the laboratory, mounting a leaf peel, including tests on acetic acid and the comparative cleaning capacity of soap in soft and hard water.
CBSE suggested to the schools that ” they should also explain the removed topics to the students to the extent required to connect on multiple topics.
However, the removed syllabus will not be part of the Internal Assessment and year-end Board Examination.
The Governing Body of the Board, Curriculum Committee, and the respective Course Committees of the CBSE has approved the final changes made in the syllabus.
The NCERT provided inputs on how to teach curriculum using different strategies, given the disruptions to regular classroom teaching caused by the pandemic.
It has also prepared an alternative academic calendar for Classes 1 to 12 to support pedagogy in affiliated schools.
Around 25 crore students are affecting since schools across the country have been closed from mid-March.
With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, there is no indication of when schools will reopen. So accordingly teaching and learning have resumed via distance education, including online classes, television, radio programs, and Whatsapp messages.