The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations [CISCE] is likely to diminish the syllabus for all the key subjects of the 10th and 12th classes by up to 25 percent. This reduction in the syllabus will be executed from the upcoming academic session. The council has made this decision to recover the academic loss in the current academic session.
The council claimed that it has reduced the syllabus only after considering the opinion of the experts. The concerned authorities of the council also said that the Government has reduced the syllabus upon considering the linear progression among the classes. The reduced syllabus mostly comprises the core concepts that are related to the retained subjects.
The council said in an official statement that, ‘Schools across the country have been shut for the past three months due to the lockdown. While a number of CISCE-affiliated schools have tried to adapt to this changed scenario and have tried to keep alive the teaching-learning process through online classes, there has been a significant shortening of the academic year and loss of the instructional hours.’
The notice further reads that the heads of various CISCE-affiliated schools have been consulted to make sure that the corresponding subject faculty members at ICSE and ISC levels will transact the syllabus as per the topic sequence present in the syllabus. This, in turn, helps in the further reduction of the syllabus based on the nation’s situation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Previously, Ramesh Pokhriyal also invited suggestions from parents, teachers, and others regarding the reduction in the academic syllabus for the upcoming academic session. The NEET 2020 and JEE Main exams will be conducted depending on the NCERT Syllabus. As a result, the syllabus reduction for 11th and 12th classes might show some impact on these entrance tests.