New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has rationalised by up to 30 per cent the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 for the academic year 2020-21 to reduce course load on students amid the COVID-19 crisis, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced.
Among the chapters dropped after the rationalisation exercise are lessons on democracy and diversity, demonetisation, nationalism, secularism, India’s relations with its neighbours and growth of local governments in India, among others.
According to the updated curriculum, among the chapters deleted from class 10 syllabus are– democracy and diversity, gender, religion and caste, popular struggles and movement, challenges to democracy.
For class 11, the deleted portions included chapters on federalism, citizenship, nationalism, secularism, growth of local governments in India.
Similarly, class 12 students will not be required to study chapters on India’s relations with its neighbours, changing nature of India’s economic development, social movements in India and demonetisation, among others.