Ministry of Human Resource Development has asked CBSE to reduce the syllabus by 30 percent. HRD Minister Dr Pokhraiyal wrote: “Looking at the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and the world, #CBSE was advised to revise the curriculum and reduce course load for the students of Class 9th to 12th.
To aid the decision, a few weeks back I also invited suggestions from all educationists on the reduction of #SyllabusForStudents2020 and I am glad to share that we received more than 1.5K suggestions. Thank you, everyone, for the overwhelming response. Considering the importance of learning achievement, it has been decided to rationalize syllabus up to 30% by retaining the core concepts.”
The decision was taken keeping in view that the lockdown had taken a chunk out of the academic year. CBSE had asked NCERT to suggest topics which could be removed.
Earlier, the CISCE also decided to reduce its syllabus. As per the statement by the board, considering the linear progression across classes the core concepts related to the subject are retained.