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What are the Changes in Revised CBSE Class 12 Syllabus?

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has reduced the syllabus for CBSE Class 12 students by 30 per cent for the 2020-21 academic session. This has been done to reduce the study load on students due to the current prevailing situation of COVID-19. Not only for class 12 but the course curriculum has been reduced for Class 9, 10 and 11 as well for the 2020-21 year. The curriculum has been rationalised while retaining the core elements.

Few changes have been done in the revised CBSE Class 12 syllabus and exam pattern as compared to last year, i.e. 2019-20 academic session. Few chapters and topics have been deleted from the latest syllabus. The updated syllabus after reduction is also available online on CBSE official website, i.e. cbseacademic.nic.in.

Changes in CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2020-21

The reduction in the Class 12 Syllabus has been made to cope up the loss of study due to Covid-19 and nation-wide lockdown. Here, students can find the complete detail on changes that have been made in the CBSE Syllabus for Class 12.

In the 2020-21 academic year, a new elective subject ‘Applied Mathematics’ has been introduced in group-A subjects. 

List of the Subjects with No Changes

The below-mentioned subjects have no changes in the syllabus for the 2020-21 academic year. 

  • History
  • Accountancy
  • Mathematics
  • Business Studies
  • English Core
  • Economics
  • Geography

List of Subjects with Changes in the Syllabus

Significant changes have been observed in the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Political Science

As Biology, Chemistry and Physics cover the maximum area of the syllabus; Science stream students will be the most affected by it. Not only this, but the reduction in the syllabus will also impact their preparation of competitive exams such as JEE Advance, NEET etc. Students especially who are preparing for the entrance exam, are now confused as to what to study and what to skip. In the entrance exam, the complete syllabus will be asked, and there is no such news of reduction of the syllabus for the entrance exams. So, students have to anyway study the complete the book to get a strong grip on the subject. 

In the revised syllabus, some basic topics and chapters have been removed from the subject. So, this has created a sign of worry to students as well to teachers how they will be able to understand the advanced version of the topic without knowing the basics. So, now, the role of the teacher becomes even more crucial. Teachers have to teach the advanced topic in such a way that it covers the basics and that in the provided period as allocated by the CBSE Syllabus for Class 12. Also, students have to now focus more on self-studies. They have to dedicate more time by learning themselves and finding the solution of a question by themselves. In this way, a new approach to learning will also be developed in students. 

We wish happy learning to students. They should effectively utilise the lockdown periods by enhancing their learning skills and adding some new information in their dictionary every day.

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