The rumours are rife that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and State Boards are likely to reduce the syllabus of the annual board examination for classes 10th and 12th by 50 percent. On the recommendation of Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, CBSE has been suggested along with the NCERT to cut down the academic curriculum of the students studying in classes 10th and 12th and lessening their burden for the board exams.
He mentioned had that this will not only improve the annual result of the students and their respective schools in the board examinations but the teachers will also get some time to focus on the learning outcomes.
CBSE along with NCERT to reduce 50 percent syllabus?
Well, if the CBSE gives thumbs up to the suggestions extended by Sisodia along with the consent of the consent of the NCERT and other education bodies, then it will be a good news for all the students who will be appearing in the upcoming board examinations. He had made this suggestion while speaking at the 65th Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) meeting held lately. The meet was headed by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar.
It is also expected that the reduction in the CBSE syllabus shall also be applicable for junior classes as well but nothing has been announced officially so far. However, as announced earlier last year, CBSE schools following NCERT books will have the introduction of the new syllabus on GST, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative, Demonetization, Good Touch- Bad Touch and a chapter on Char Sahibzade from the new academic year across India.
More about the announcement and its implementation
The news of cutting down the CBSE syllabus by 50 percent will not at all going to be easy for the board. The announcement by the minister itself is receiving mixed responses by the students, parents, academicians, educationists and the ministry as well.
Earlier also when the matter of 50 percent reduction in the syllabus was discussed, some activists were of the opinion that government schools should only have such thing but that could have been an infringement of equality as per the Indian constitution.