CBSE likely to reduce syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 due to lockdown

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |

Published: April 18, 2020 10:39:49 am


“CBSE is assessing the situation and loss of time to rationalise syllabus for classes 9-12 and inform in due course of time,” said an official

As classes were suspended for over months due to lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to reduce syllabus for classes 9 to 12 for the academic year 2020-21. “NCERT has come out with revised activities calendar for 1-8, CBSE is assessing the situation and loss of time to rationalise syllabus for classes 9-12 and inform in due course of time,” said a board official.

The National Council of Educational Research And Training, NCERT has recently released alternative academic calendar for classes 1 to 12.

The academic calendar will cover the classes from 1 to 12 and subject areas. This calendar will cater to the need of all children including Divyang students (children with special need) — link for audio books, radio programmes, video programme will be included.

The calendar contains week-wise plan consisting of interesting and challenging activities, with reference to theme/ chapter taken from syllabus or textbook. Most importantly, it maps the themes with the learning outcomes.The purpose of mapping of themes with learning outcomes is to facilitate teachers/parents to assess the progress in the learning of children and also to go beyond textbooks.

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