UPMSP to Follow NCERT Syllabus for English and Commerce Subjects

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The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP), from the academic session 2020-21, will follow the NCERT prescribed syllabus for the Arts and Commerce subjects. The Uttar Pradesh State Government is still reviewing the recommendation. The Board, in the last academic session, shifted the curriculum to NCERT based syllabus for the Arts and Science streams. Officials have stated that the soon after the state government issued instructions, the preparations for the shift began and a meeting of subject experts was also held recently to kick start the process. The change likely to be implemented from the 2020-21 academic session will cover more than 28,000 schools affiliated to the UP Board, spread across the state.

 Neena Srivastava, UP Board secretary told said that the officials are still in the initial stage of making a switch in the syllabi of Commerce and English in accordance with the NCERT curriculum. The report and recommendations of the Subject Matter Experts will be taken into consideration and will be sent to the state government for a final go-ahead. Once approved by the Government the new NCERT-based syllabus is likely to be implemented from the next session.

Earlier in 2019, the UP Board implemented NCERT-based syllabus in Class 10 Social Science along with a few subjects in Class 12 - History, Civics, Geography, Economics and Sociology. Also the UPMSP, in April 2018 had introduced the NCERT syllabus in 18 subjects. These subjects included Science, Social Science and Mathematics (Class 9), Science and Mathematics (Class 10), History, Geography, Sociology, Civics, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology (Class 11) and Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Biology (Class 12).

 The UP Board presently has more 12.5 million students enrolled in Classes 9 to 12 making it one of the largest exam bodies.

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