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CBSE cancels English Communicative subjects for Class IX students; changes done in curriculum for Class XI also.

14 Mar | Source: : Oswaal Books Editorial Board

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have changed their syllabus to ensure that education & learning is more job-oriented than anything. The Board has issued a letter dated 9th March 2018 saying that it has discontinued two electives for Class 9 & three for Class 11 students.

The Board has sent reminders that English Communicative will be discontinued from academic session 2018-19. The board has posted circular on its website cbseacademic.nic.in.

Below given are the all the subjects which CBSE Board plans to discontinue :

For Class 9 :

1. English Communicative (code 101)

2. Information and Communication Technology (code 166)

3. e-Publishing and e-Office (code 354 & 454)

For  Class 11 :

1. Dance - Mohiniyattam (code 062)

2. Multimedia and Web Technology (code 067)

3. English Elective CBSE (code 101)

According to the CBSE circular, the board has told schools not to offer some subjects in the classes for 9 and 11 from the forthcoming session of 2018-19 but students studying these subjects currently in Class 9 and 11 shall continue with them in Class 10 and 12 in the session 2018-19.

This year onwards, Sanskrit Communicative (code 122) has been renamed Sanskrit (code 122) as prescribed by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). Foundations of Information Technology (code 165) has also been renamed to Computer Applications (code 165).

CBSE board examination is underway for Classes 10 and 12 across India. More than 28 lakh candidates are appearing for these exams. Over 16 lakh candidates have registered for the Class 10 examination, while more than 11 lakh have registered for the Class 12 examination. The Class 10 board examination has been reintroduced from this year after the government decided to do away with the Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE) adopted earlier.

The CBSE circular comes days after the government said that it plans to reduce the syllabus of NCERT textbooks in the coming two to three years.