The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) made an important announcement in which it told that the academic electives as well as the vocational subjects will be scrapped from the syllabus of class 12. This decision has been taken by the board in the wake of very few students opting for these electives and vocational subjects.
According to the official notice, all the students who are currently studying these subjects in CBSE Class 11 would appear for the exams but hereafter these subjects won’t be taught to the students from next batch onwards. Various vocational subjects like poultry nutrition & physiology, music aesthetics, health education, confectionary, management of dairy animals, music aesthetics, first aid & emergency medical care, office communication, communication, and integrated transport operation are not there in the syllabus anymore.
The Class 10 board examinations are approaching. The examinations are going to start on March 9 and are going to finish by April 10. Preparation has already started for the CBSE examinations, students are already taking extra classes and crash courses to properly prepare for the examinations.
The service has been provided by CBSE for the last 19 years and this year will be the 20th year when this service will be provided. Every year the helpline numbers are flooded with calls both by parents and students.
On the issue which was being raised some time back regarding leaking of mathematics paper, this has been completely denied by the HRD ministry. Since there are still concerns amongst students and parents, keeping this into consideration its expected that Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) may place the mathematics paper before the committee of subject experts before evaluation. The feedback received from the committee will be considered during evaluation of mathematics board paper.