The Ministry of Human Resource Development invited suggestions on reframing the curriculum of Class 9th to 12th. These suggestions were invited amid the loss of classroom education and delay in exams & results due to the countrywide lockdown amid COVID-19 pandemic. After receiving around 1.5k suggestions from educationists, CBSE has decided to rationalize the syllabus of class 9th to 12th by up to 30%. The core concepts have been retained while a few topics from various books have been deleted.
— CBSE HQ (@cbseindia29) July 7, 2020
Education Minister of India, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal, also tweeted about the reduction in CBSE Syllabus.
📢Considering the importance of learning achievement, it has been decided to rationalize syllabus up to 30% by retaining the core concepts.@PMOIndia @HMOIndia @HRDMinistry @mygovindia @transformIndia @cbseindia29 @mygovindia
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 7, 2020
What Chapters and Topics Have Been Reduced?
The reduction in syllabus has been in accordance with the amount of days lost. While many students want the complete academic calendar to be rescheduled, while retaining all the topics, Mr Pokhriyal has assured all core topics have been retained. In order to check the revised curriculum of CBSE for 2021 students can visit this page – CBSE Revised Curriculum 2021. Given below is the reduced syllabus of PCM for Class 11th and 12th (combined).
- Reduced Syllabus of Physics – Check here
- Reduced Syllabus of Chemistry – Check here
- Reduced Syllabus of Mathematics – Check here
Certain topics from each chapter have been removed from the syllabus, while few less important chapters have been completely scrapped. This will help students prepare for the board exams much more efficiently.
How Will This Shape JEE Main 2021 Syllabus?
MHRD or NTA has not announced any reduction in syllabus for the JEE Main 2021 exam or NEET 2021. Although, as per the analysis, the weightage of reduced syllabus in CBSE has already been close to nil in JEE Main in past years. There are certain topics which are important to learn for advanced concepts. But, due to differences in curriculum, students will have to depend on the various coaching institutes for learning these topics. A lot of coaching institutes started online classes around the month of April 2020. This was in order to make sure all the topics are covered, without any delay. It is yet to be analysed if there will be any reductions in JEE Main Syllabus and how it can affect the learning of each and every aspirant.
JEE Main 2020 was recently postponed until 1st to 6th September 2020. There has been no reduced syllabus for the current year as notified by NTA. Questions are being raised for JEE Advanced 2021 too, as the syllabus for JEE Advanced is much more difficult than CBSE or JEE Main Syllabus.