CBSE, CISCE may reduce Class 10, 12 syllabus further and delay board exams: Reports
NEW DELHI: Central Board of Secondary Education and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) are mulling to reduce Class 10 and 12 syllabus further due to COVID-19 situation. Normal classes are not yet started and if the situation persists, the education boards may be reduced further by 20%, a senior CBSE official told the TOI.
However, no decision has been made yet regarding the reduction in syllabus. Boards are waiting for the nod of education ministry before taking a call.
"Post 30% reduction in July, there has been no normal classes and if the situation continues like this, there is likelihood of further reduction of the syllabus for the Board exams. The Board will take a call soon whether the exams are to be conducted based on 70% or 50% of the syllabus," a senior CBSE official said to TOI.
Board exam may be shifted to April-May
As the COVID-19 disturbed the academic year 2020-21 and around half academic year has passed without normal classes, so the board may delay in exams this year. However, with the schools remaining closed and classes held in online mode.
The standards for online classes vary from school to school, so the board is expecting some physical classes before the conduction of exams. The board will review the situation and then will decide to conduct board exams accordingly. Therefore, the board exam may be shifted to April or May, a senior CBSE official said to TOI.
“We are waiting for some direction — whether the academic year will be extended so that the syllabus can be completed Then the exams will have to be shifted, probably to May or even later,” said Gerry Arathoon, chief executive, CISCE said to TOI.
Both the Boards are waiting for directives from the ministry of education before taking a call.
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