The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has rationalised the coursework of grades 9 to 12 students by around 30%, with the aim of reducing their burden. It has released the syllabus for the 2022-23 academic session. The board has said that the rationalisation of syllabus is in alignment with the recommendations of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
It has also been officially declared by CBSE that only one board examination will be conducted for the 2022-23 batch, and it will be held at the end of the academic session. The board had opted for a two-exam process in the ongoing session as a one-time measure due to the covid-19 pandemic.
According to a section of teachers, chapters dealing with the rise of Islamic empires in Afro-Asian regions, chronicles of Mughal courts, the Cold War, and the industrial revolution, have been removed from the History and Political Science syllabus of grades 11 and 12 by the board. Some of them have raised concerns about the removal of these chapters stating that it is irrational as many topics of the excluded chapters are relevant in present times as well.
In response, CBSE officials stated that the board followed a due process while rationalising the syllabus. An official said that teams of experts have worked on it and they will shortly release a detailed statement on how the board has rationalised the syllabus.
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