NCERT Books Now Optional in CBSE School | Know More Details Here

NCERT Books: Central Board of Secondary Education has considered NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) books not mandatory for Schools from the new session. CBSE School revised affiliation bylaws in 2018 and stated that affiliated schools are not bound to follow NCERT books. From now onwards CBSE affiliated schools can opt any publisher’s books for the studies.

On one hand, Madras High Court issued prescribing of only NCERT books in the CBSE Schools. But now, on the other hand, the Central Board of Secondary Education has changed in its affiliation bylaws that it is not mandatory for Schools to follow NCERT Books.

CBSE Makes NCERT Books Optional from the new session in Schools

Central Board of Secondary Education recently released the affiliation bylaws for the schools. Whereas by the end of 2018, CBSE will affiliate 8000 more schools under its Board. Although in the new affiliation bylaws, CBSE has mentioned that no schools have been bound to follow the NCERT books. Also, CBSE Board has filed an appeal against of making NCERT books compulsory. But till date, the verdict is yet to come from the Ministry of Human Resource and Development in regard with the same.

After the regular complaints from the parents, Madras High Court made it compulsory for the CBSE Schools to follow NCERT Books. Even many state Board also made it compulsory for the Schools to follow NCERT Books in the curriculum. But now CBSE has made it optional for Schools to either follows NCERT books or local publisher books.

Know more details regarding the NCERT books in CBSE Schools

Even in the recent reports, Central Board of Secondary Education has also revised the exam paper for Class 10 and 12 Board exams for the year 2019. Also, the Board will now start the Board exam in the month of February instead of March in 2019. Whereas recently, CBSE also opened the registration process for Class 9 and 11 students for the year 2019.

Even the CBSE Board has made amendments in the passing criteria in the Board exams from 2019 onwards. Although more details of the CBSE Board exams 2019 are yet to be announced. We wish all the luck to the candidates appearing for CBSE Board exam 2019.


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