HRD Ministry instructs CBSE to cut syllabus by 30%


New Delhi: The Union Human Resources Ministry has advised CBSE to cut the syllabus by 30%. Syllabuses of various subjects from classes 9 to 12 are going to be cut. The Minister of Human Resources tweeted that the action was taken after comments from the education-related sections. The ministry received about 1,500 proposals.

The plan is to retain only the major parts and cut the rest. In a tweet, Union Minister Ramesh Pokriyal said in a tweet that this is an unusual move to ease the burden on the students in the case of COVID.

CBSE has, however, advised that the cut off sections should be clarified in the class wherever the related to other parts are to be explained. However, the cut-off part will not be part of the exam. Do not include it in internal exams.  Another central board, CISCE, had already cut 25% of its syllabus.

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia had raised the demand for a syllabus cut at a meeting of Union Human Resources Minister and State Education Ministers at a meeting held yesterday. There was a demand not only for the school syllabus but also for the JEE Main and NEET entrance test. But this decision has to be taken by the National Testing Agency.

With the spread of COVID, many parents have raised the need to reduce the learning load of children.


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