The CISCE has made arrangements to reduce 25% of the syllabus for all the major subjects of class 10 and class 12 in the following academic session. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) notified that “make up for the loss in instructional hours during the current session 2020-2″”.
The Council reports that this decision have been after deliberating with the experts. The statement added that “linear progression across classes while ensuring that the core concepts related to the subjects are retained”.
Further the council said “Schools across the country have been shut for the past three months due to the lockdown. While a number of CISCE-affiliated schools have tried to adapt to this changed scenario and have tried to keep alive the teaching-learning process through online classes, there has been a significant shortening of the academic year and loss of the instructional hours”.
The circular also mentioned that “heads of CISCE-affiliated schools have been asked to ensure that the concerned subject teachers at the ICSE and ISC levels transact the syllabus strictly according to the sequence of topics given in the syllabus, so as to facilitate the further reduction in the syllabus, if required, depending on the situation of the pandemic.”
Previously the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) sought suggestions from parents and teachers with this regard. Also, this will have a serious impact on the entrance exams such as JEE/ NEET as these are dependent on the NCERT syllabus of class 11 and 12. The Council plans to reduce the syllabus by 30%, however, the final decision hasn’t been decided.