Reduced CBSE Syllabus for "Covid-19 Respite"

CBSE students will study a 30 per cent shorter syllabus this academic year as part of a “big respite” announced in the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reduced CBSE Syllabus for "Covid-19 Respite"
By Carli Allan
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CBSE students around the world will study a 30 per cent smaller syllabus as part of a “big respite” in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was announced on Tuesday.

The CBSE, India’s largest school board, tweeted it has reduced some topics to cover in the 2020/21 academic year, which started in April for CBSE-affiliated schools.

It closely followed a series of tweets on Tuesday by Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishan, India’s Union Cabinet Minister for Human Resource Development, who said “it has been decided to rationalize syllabus up to 30% by retaining the core concepts”.

The change applies to grades nine through to 12, for which the reduced syllabus “will not be part of the topics for Internal Assessment and year-end Board Examination,” the CBSE said in a circular to heads of CBSE-affiliated schools.

This year, some CBSE Grade 10 and 12 board exams were delayed and eventually cancelled because of the pandemic.

Details of the deleted portions of this school year’s curriculum have been uploaded via links on a CBSE webpage.

CBSE has more than 21,270 affiliated schools in India and over 220 schools in 25 foreign countries, including three international schools in Singapore – GIIS SMART Campus, NPS International School and Yuvabharathi International School

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