Covid-19: CBSE Syllabus Reduced by 30% for Classes 9 to 12
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July 07, 2020

Covid-19: CBSE Syllabus Reduced by 30% for Classes 9 to 12

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has today [07/07/2020] announced that it has decided to reduce its syllabus for class 9 to 12 for academic session 2020-2021 by up to 30% in order to make up for academic loss due to COVID-19 pandemic. However, core concepts will be retained, according to Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.


"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," said Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development.

The board also mentioned that the heads of schools and teachers may 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," the statement read.

Last month, HRD Minister Mr. Nishank had invited suggestions for syllabus rationalisation from educationists. More than 1,500 suggestions were received. Final changes made in the syllabi have been finalised by the respective Course Committees of the CBSE, with the approval of the Curriculum Committee and Governing Body of the Board.

Link to Revised Curriculum: Click Here .