Bhubaneswar: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today decided to revise the the syllabi for classes IX-XII for the academic session 2020-21.
The CBSE issued a circular to all heads of institutions affiliated to it in this regard today.
“The prevailing health emergency in the country and at different parts of the world as well as the efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in loss of class room teaching due to closure of schools.
Therefore the Board has decided to revise the syllabi for classes IX-XII for the academic session 2020-21,” reads the circular.
The CBSE circular 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 added.
The circular has asked the heads of schools and teachers to ensure that the topics that have been reduced are also explained to the students to the extent required to connect different topics.
It has however, clarified that 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 may also be part of the teaching pedagogy, it added.
The circular further said that Elementary Classes (I-VIII) schools may follow the Alternative Academic Calendar and Learning Outcomes specified by NCERT.
The revised syllabi are available at the link: http://cbseacademic.nic.in/Revisedcurriculum 2021.html
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