CBSE Class 10 Social Science not to be reduced further for upcoming exams

Created On: Feb 26, 2021 15:33 IST
Modified on : Feb 26, 2021 15:33 IST
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According to media reports, the Central Board of Secondary Education will not be reducing the Class 10 Social Science syllabus for the upcoming board examinations. The Social Science paper of Class 10 board exams is scheduled to be conducted on May 27, 2021. The syllabus for classes 9 to 12 was reduced for all the subjects by 30 percent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. The board has notified that the syllabus will not be reduced further. 

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal last year announced the reduction of the CBSE School syllabus. The education minister had announced that considering the extraordinary situation in the country the CBSE was advised to revise the curriculum and reduce the syllabus load of the students from class 9 to 12. 

The union education minister also pointed out that considering the importance of learning achievement it has been decided to rationalize the syllabus by 30 percent by retaining the important concepts. The CBSE officials have stated that there is no official word on the further reduction in the syllabus for class 10 Social Science. 

The Central Board of Secondary Education has announced that the main objective of the class 10 Social Science Paper is to develop an understanding of the processes of change and development in terms of time and space by which human societies have evolved. The course also helps in developing an understanding of contemporary India with its historical perspective, deepening the knowledge of India’s freedom struggle along helping the students to understand the framework of the Indian constitution. 

CBSE class 10 examinations will be conducted from May 4 to June 7, 2021. The revised curriculum for 2020-21 has been published along with the sample papers and marking scheme for board exams on its official website.

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