Shamshad Ali|Aug 5, 2022
CBSE, UP Board to retain 30% cut in syllabus for Classes 9 to 12: Report
For the third consecutive year, CBSE, UP Board have decided to teach 70% of the Classes 9 to 12 curriculum due to the learning loss caused by Covid-19.
NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) have decided to curtail 30 percent of the syllabus of Classes 9 to 12, as per reports.
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For the third consecutive year, the CBSE Board and UP Board have decided to teach 70% of the Classes 9 to 12 curriculum. The decision to retain the 30% syllabus cut was taken by the UPMSP due to learning loss caused by Covid-19 pandemic.
The UP Board exams will be held in March and a total of 5 monthly tests will be conducted for Class 9 and 10 students from this year, according to the new UP Board exam pattern.
As per the new UP Board academic calendar, the half-yearly practical exams will be held in the last week of September and half yearly written exams will be held in the second and third week of October. The UP government further said that the syllabus for the upcoming academic session will be completed by January 20, 2023, for all classes.
The CBSE also earlier announced that last year’s syllabus will be applicable for the academic year 2022-23. “In order to provide a comfortable environment to the children who have returned to schools after two years and for their holistic development without putting any additional pressure this year also 70% of the curriculum would be taught and assessment of students would be based on the curtailed curriculum cover,” according to the IANS report.
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