Impact of COVID-19 on Education: CBSE Syllabus reduced by 30%
The government has decided to reduce the CBSE syllabus by 30 percent. After which CBSE has released the new curriculum for new session 2020-21 students.
CBSE Reduced Syllabus News Update: CBSE Revised Syllabus 2020-21: The Central Board of Secondary Education in a notification said that the syllabus was being restructured while preserving the core concepts as classroom teaching had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CBSE has decided to cut the syllabus of secondary education by 30 percent from 9th to 12th standard. Readers will know detailed news.
Highlights: CBSE Syllabus reduced by 30%
- Classroom teaching affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
- syllabus restructured while preserving the core concepts
- the government reduced CBSE syllabus by 30 percent
- Board revised syllabi for Classes 9 to 12 for academic session 2020-21
- NCERT suggested CBSE a list of repetitive topics and themes
- Received 1.5K suggestions, HRD minister thanked public
Impact of COVID-19 on education
CBSE Revised Syllabus 2020-21: Schools are closed across the country because of the growing threat of coronavirus infection. Children are taught through online mode. Because of the changing environment, the government has decided to reduce the CBSE syllabus by 30 percent. After which CBSE has released the new curriculum for new session 2020-21 students. These changes have been made in the syllabus only for classes IX to XII.
CBSE cut the syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 by 30%, says HRD Minister
CBSE has determined to reduce the syllabi for Classes 9 to 12 by 30 percent for the academic year 2020-21, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ stated on Tuesday.
The Central Board of Secondary Education announced a notification concerning the revised syllabi, affirming that it was being rationalized to the extent possible while retaining core subjects.
“The prevailing health emergency in the country and at different parts of the world as well as the efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the loss of classroom teaching due to closure of schools. Therefore, the Board has decided to revise the syllabi for Classes 9 to 12 for the academic session 2020-21,”CBSE
CBSE took help from NCERT
It is reported that CBSE had asked the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to make a list of repetitive topics and themes whose learning consequences are concealed under other chapters.
It is further reported that many topics could be eliminated from Class 9-12 exams. To cite a few, following topics from standard 10 syllabi such as an area of a triangle and frustum of a cone in Mathematics, and, physical properties of metals and non-metals, and the ‘Tyndall Effect’ on the eye in Science, the age of industrialization in History.
HRD minister called for suggestions
In June month, the HRD minister had declared that the central government is considering the option of reducing the syllabus and instructional hours for the forthcoming academic year. He encouraged all teachers, academicians, and educationists to contribute to their views on this issue on MHRD’s or his individual Twitter handle and Facebook.
“I am glad to share that we received more than 1.5K suggestions. Thank you, everyone, for the overwhelming response,”.HRD minister told through Twitter
Hot discussions on social media to cut syllabi
Because of the COVID-19 crisis, students’ syllabus was being discussed all over the country, with the guardians also demanded to reduce the syllabus through social media. It had a major impact on the government and the discussion over the reduction of syllabus started after the Union government received several requests from several parents.
ICSE too to cut syllabi
Besides the CBSE, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has reduced the syllabi for all major subjects at the ICSE and ISC levels for the next academic year.
“Syllabus reduction has been done keeping in mind the linear progression across classes while ensuring that the concepts related to the subject are retained,”CISCE
Union Minister tweets
News of the relief was announced by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, who put forward the syllabus in a tweet, adding that “THE CBSE has rationalized the syllabus by 30 percent for classes 9 to 12 because of the academic losses during the Covid-19 lockdown. The board considered the suggestions of the ministry.
Links of Revised CBSE Syllabus
Revised Curriculum for Core Subjects is provided below for quick downloads. For the remaining subjects, students, and parents, as well as teachers, can check the revised curriculum for 2021 for classes 9 to 12 on cbseacademic.nic.in the link provided here. The chapters have not been removed but few portions of the chapters have been deducted.
HRD Minister officially announced the Revised CBSE Syllabus and published. The students of Class 9, 10, 11, and 12 may download it from the links provided below.
Revised Secondary Curriculum (9th-10th) Full Syllabus
- Deleted – Computer Application
- Deleted – English – Language, and Literature
- Deleted – Hindi A
- Deleted – Hindi B
- Deleted – Home Science
- Deleted – Mathematics
- Deleted – Science
- Deleted – Social Science
Revised Senior Secondary Curriculum (11th-12th) Full Syllabus
- Deleted – Accountancy
- Deleted – Applied Mathematics
- Deleted – Biology
- Deleted – Bio-Technology
- Deleted – Business Studies
- Deleted – Chemistry
- Deleted – Computer Science
- Deleted – Economics
- Deleted – Engineering Graphics
- Deleted – English Core
- Deleted – English Elective
- Deleted – Entrepreneurship
- Deleted – Geography
- Deleted – Hindi Core
- Deleted – Hindi Elective
- Deleted – History
- Deleted – Home Science
- Deleted – Informatics Practices
- Deleted – Legal Studies
- Deleted – Mathematics
- Deleted – Physical Education
- Deleted – Physics
- Deleted – Political Science
- Deleted – Psychology
- Deleted – Sociology
Parents and Students in relief
Finally, there is great relief among the parents and the students hailed the decision of Central Board of Secondary Education of trimming down the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 for the academic year 2020-21. The subject wise revised curriculum is listed below for quick reference for Classes 9, 10, and Classes 11 and 12.
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