In view of the extraordinary situation prevailing in the world due to COVID-19 pandemic, the CBSE Board had announced the ‘Revised Academic Curriculum for classes 9- 12 for the session 2020-21’. The reduced topics will not be part of the internal assessment or for the CBSE Board examination to be held in 2020-21. The rationalization of syllabus up to 30% has been undertaken by the CBSE Board for nearly 190 subjects of class 9 to 12 as a one-time measure only. The objective is to reduce the examination stress of students due to the prevailing health emergency situation and prevent learning gaps.
CBSE had earlier advised schools to adopt/adapt the Alternative Academic Calendar developed by NCERT for Primary and Upper classes.
The closure of the schools and lack of face to face interaction, may pose challenge in achieving the desired level of learning. The rationalized topic sare to be covered by using the various strategies mentioned/narrated/provided in the Alternate Academic Calendar. This calendar includes not only generic guidelines and subject specific activities, but also detailed material on the use of different technological and social media tools as well as strategies for reducing stress and anxiety in the present time. These guidelines also contain activities related to art education, health & physical education and reference of many learning resources along with textbooks.
To ensure uniformity and standardization in the transaction of the rationalized curriculum without compromising on the quality and learning level of students, the CBSE Board is organizing a virtual Orientation Programme for Principals and Teachers on 17th July 2020 at 3pm onwards. Sri Manoj Ahuja, IAS, Chairman CBSE and Dr Hrushikesh Senapaty, Director, NCERT have kindly consented to give special address and interact with the Principals.
The Programme will be live streamed at following link
Principals can join through the device in which they are logged in with email id available on cbseshiksha.in domain. Programme shall also be webcasted through social media platforms of CBSE and link of the same shall be circulated through CBSE-CoEs and e-Sandesh.
You can get subject wise new syllabus and reduced syllabus from this link -
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