The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has revised the curriculum of Classes 9 to 12, reducing the workload of students. The CBSE has “rationalized” the syllabus, reducing upto 30% of the content but retaining the “core concepts”, the human resource development minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced on Tuesday.
The syllabus for Classes 9 to 12, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has completely deleted sections on Citizenship, Nationalism, Secularism, Understanding Partition & Democratic Rights across multiple subjects, reveals an analysis of documents uploaded on the board’s website.
Among five chapters scrapped from Social Science in Class 9 is Democratic Rights, which the board says has been completely deleted.
In Class 11, chapters on Peasants, Zamindars and the State, Understanding Partition and sections on ‘Revolt in The Countryside – The Bombay Deccan’ and ‘The Deccan Riots Commission’, which are based on farmers’ agitation against moneylenders, have been removed.
Topics like Federalism, the need for Local Governments, Growth of Local Government in India, which fall under a section titled Indian Constitution at Work, have been removed from the subject of Political Science in Class 11.
In the subject of Sociology, chapters on Social Structure, Stratification and Social Processes, and Environment and Society have been scrapped for Class 11.
The announcement came just days after the CBSE issued a notice to its accredited schools on 2 July to provide students who have failed in Class 9 and Class 11 another opportunity to appear for the final exams.