CISCE, on Friday, July 3, reduces syllabus of Class 12 and Class 10 by 25%.
New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certification Examination (CISCE) declared a reduction in the syllabus for class 10 and class 12 board exams ( to be held in 2021) by up to 25% in wake of suspended school classes amid nationwide pandemic caused due to the spread of novel coronavirus.
The schools affiliated to the regulator body observed suspension since March 16.
On Friday, Gerry Arathoon, CISCE’s Chief Executive & Secretary said, "The Global outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus, has affected various aspects of life including education life in school. Schools across the country have been shut for the past three months due to lockdown. While a number of CISCE affiliated schools have tried to adapt to this changed scenario and have tried to keep the teaching-learning process through online classes, there has been a significant shortening of the academic year and loss of the instructional hours."
He added, "To make up for the loss in instructional hours during the current session, the CISCE has worked with its subject experts, to reduce the syllabus for all major subjects at the ICSE (Class 10) and ISC (Class 12) levels. Syllabus reduction has been done, keeping in mind the linear progression across classes while ensuring that the core concepts related to the subject are retained."
The board also said that if the Covid-19 situation in the country worsens then the syllabus can be reduced further to 50%.
The board also directed all its affiliated schools to adhere to the guidelines strictly for proper syllabus coverage.