CBSE Scraps 6 Subjects For Class 9, 10, 11 & 12 – Check details here
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided decided to discontinue the English Communicative (EC) course for Class 9 and 10 across the country. The board has also decided to discontinue English Elective for Class 12 students and other 4 subjects.
Topics to be removed from the 9th and 10th classes are: English Communicative (Paper Code – 101), Information and Communication Technology (Paper Code – 166), E Publishing and e-Office (Paper Code – 354 & 454).
The topics to be removed for the 12th class are: English Electronics (Paper Code – 101), Multimedia and Web Technology (Paper Code – 067), Dance Dance Mohiniattam (Paper Code – 062).
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For the last 10 years, these subjects were studying 9th and 10th class students. The CBSE did not provide any explanation for its decision in the circular it issued. After the end of English Communication, students will have to take the English language subject. However, students studying in 10th in the 2018-19 session can keep English Communicative as an alternative.
With this decision, now the second option of English Language & Literature (ELL) has become the mandatory subject by default.
However, CBSE has also announced that Class 10 students of 2018-19 batch can take up EC as their main subject if they have studied it in the current academic session.
The decision of CBSE to scrap the EC course has taken everyone by surprise as it has come late in the academic session.
The schools affiliated with the CBSE Board across the country are set to face the problem.
A school principal said that the classes for Standard 9 are set to begin in April, and it will be a challenge to teach the subject.
The sudden decision taken by CBSE has surprised everyone. It is believed that due to the sudden decision of CBSE, the difficulties of those schools could be increased in which these subjects were being taught.
The board has discontinued two other electives– Information and Communication technology (code 166) and e-Publishing and e-Office (Code 354 and 454) from the 2018-19 session — for class 9 students and three for class 11 students.
The subjects which have been discontinued for class 11 students are Dance – Mohiniyattam (code 062), Multimedia and Web Technology (code 067) and English Elective CBSE (code 101)
The circular is a follow up of an earlier one issued on March 9, 2017.
Apart from these subjects, Sanskrit communicatve (code 122) will be replaced by Sanskrit (code 122) and Foundations of Information Technology (code 165) has been renamed as computer applications (code 165).
The circular further urged the schools to ask their teachers to prepare to teach computer science (new) course from 2019-20. In 2018-19, students of Class 11 will have the option to take computer science (new) or computer science (old).
In Academic Electives, Agriculture, Fashion Studies and Mass Media Studies have been merged with similar vocational electives and will be offered as Vocational Electives for class XI from the 2018-19 session, the circular said.
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