In a statement, CBSE said that the reduction of syllabus by 30 percent for nearly 190 subjects is a "one time measure" only.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) downsized the syllabus by up to 30 percent for nearly 190 subjects for class 9 to 12 on Tuesday, following which student communities outraged across the country. Now the CBSE has issued a clarification, saying the syllabus reduction strategy is being “interpreted differently” and it was a “one-time measure”, primarily aimed at cutting down the stress created about examinations during such uncertain times of the coronavirus pandemic.
CBSE issued the notice in response to vehement criticism from all quarters, including social media, for totally dropping key chapters such as Democratic Rights, Food Security in India, Federalism, Citizenship and Secularism, which was primarily attempted at reducing the burden of students as the country is faced with a health emergency.
In the statement, the CBSE said, “The schools have also been directed to follow the Alternative Academic Calendar prepared by NCERT for transacting the curriculum. Therefore, each of the topics that have been wrongly mentioned in media as deleted have been covered under Alternative Academic Calendar of NCERT which is already in force for all the affiliated schools of the Board.”
In a statement, CBSE also clarified that the reduction of syllabus by 30 percent for nearly 190 subjects is a “one time measure” only.
While chopping down the syllabus by 30 percent, the central education board clarified that no questions will be asked from the dropped chapters in the board examinations.
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