The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected various sectors across the nation. People have been facing several issues financially, economically, and socially. The academic year of lakhs of students has been at risk due to the perilous coronavirus outbreak. To compensate for the academic loss, the Central Board of Secondary Education has planned to lessen the syllabus by 1/3rd for 10th and 12th class exams next year.
As of now, it’s the one-time measure to pay off the instructional time that the students had lost due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The CBSE officials requested assistance from the National Council of Educational Research and Training in reducing the syllabus. Instead of diminishing a complete chapter, the board asked NCERT to recommend vital topics and concepts. Those suggested topics that are either repeated or overlapped might be included in other chapters.
As per the report from the official sources, there are few topics for 10th class students that won’t be considered in their board exams next year. The topics include the area of a triangle and frustum of a cone in Mathematics, Tyndall Effect on the eye, and physical properties of metals and non-metals in Science and the age of industrialization in History.
Meanwhile, the affiliated schools of CBSE have given the liberty to reduce the syllabus on their own for the classes 8 and below. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations [CISCE] has become the first school board to reduce the syllabus in ICSE and ISC exams next year. This announcement was made in the previous week by the CISCE officials.
A significant reduction of about 25 percent will be reduced in all subjects of ISC and ICSE exams. In case, if the schools don’t reopen in August 2020, the concerned board might increase the percentage of the reduced syllabus. Stay tuned to this website for more educational news and results.