NCERT textbook content to be reduced from 2019-20

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08 Jan 2019

NCERT to cut syllabus by 10-15% from 2019-20: Details here

In a huge relief to school children, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has decided to reduce its textbooks' content by 10-15% from the 2019-20 academic year.

The decision was taken as part of the Human Resource Development Ministry-prompted rationalization exercise to relieve students from "curriculum overload". HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar recently made the announcement.

Here's all you need to know.

Reduction

Will achieve 50% reduction target by 2021: Javadekar

At an NCERT General Council meeting, Javadekar said, "(CBSE) Curriculum will be reviewed to ensure holistic education in which there will be time for physical education, value education, life-skills education, and experiential learning."

"We have decided to reduce curriculum by 50%. This year, there will be 10-15% reduction. Next year, it will be more. Finally, in 2021, the target will be achieved," he added.

Curriculum overload

HRD Minister says curriculum will be reduced by 50%

From the 2019-20 academic year onwards, the NCERT curriculum content will be decreased by 10-15% in the first step towards cutting down the overall curriculum by 50%, said HRD Minister Javadekar.

As part of the exercise, NCERT would remove all the duplicate and redundant portions, so that students can have concise and crisp textbooks. The HRD Ministry said the curriculum reduction would be scientific.

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NCERT to publish more textbooks for 2019-20 academic year

Javadekar also said that NCERT will publish more textbooks this year that the last two years. "Two crore books were published two years ago, last year, six crore books were published, and this year, we aim to produce eight crore or more books," he said.

Syllabus

Social sciences syllabus will have more cuts: NCERT official

Social sciences syllabus will have more cuts: NCERT official

According to an NCERT official, the social sciences syllabus will see more cuts compared to science, mathematics, and languages.

"Science, mathematics, and the languages do not need much reduction, just some pruning of content here and there," the official told The Print.

Science syllabus for higher classes such as Classes 11-12 doesn't require any reduction as students need more study material, the official said.

Performance indicators

Ministry to assess performance of states based on 70 parameters

The HRD Ministry also aims to take another progressive step by assessing states on their educational performance indicators based on 70 parameters.

"All the states will be assessed on performance indicators based on 70 parameters. This will improve the quality of education and give a fair picture of where each state stands. There will be a healthy competition to improve the performance," Javadekar said.

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English syllabus for class 12 has changed or not?

So that means we will have new books, not the old ones?

Will the NCERT books for English, History, Political Science, Sociology, and Hindi for class 12th will also change?

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Will the syllabus under Himachal Pradesh Board of Education also change as it follows the NCERT syllabus?

Asked 2019-04-15 13:15:38 by Manan Katoch

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All the educational institutions in India which follow the CBSE curriculum will have to change the NCERT syllabus.

When will be the new syllabus available?

Asked 2019-03-25 21:19:57 by Shubham Lala

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As per the CBSE reports, the new syllabus will be implemented from 2019-20 session.

English syllabus for class 12 has changed or not?

Asked 2019-03-23 20:54:48 by Harshit Khurana

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As of now, the CBSE has not mentioned specifically which part of the novel or textbook in English has been changed.

So that means we will have new books, not the old ones?

Asked 2019-03-22 12:09:34 by Prakash Kanwar

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Yes, the students will get the updated books. The whole book will not change for each subject therefore only a few portions of it will get changed.

Will the NCERT books for English, History, Political Science, Sociology, and Hindi for class 12th will also change?

Asked 2019-03-19 15:35:32 by Self Helpinav

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Yes, the NCERT books for class 12th will also go under minor changes for the next session.

Is Class 11 Science syllabus changing from 2019-20 session?

Asked 2019-03-19 03:11:48 by sahil kumar singh

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Yes, the syllabus for class 10th science subject is also going to change from the 2019-20 session.

When will the new NCERTs be available in the market?

Asked 2019-03-14 10:28:27 by Parikshit Khandelwal

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NCERT books with revised syllabus will be available by the end of March. It will come into force starting from the academic session 2019-20.

Can you tell whether the NCERT portions are changing for the academic year 2019-2020 for 10th class?

Asked 2019-03-08 17:30:18 by Dharunya Ponnusamy

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Yes, the NCERT textbook for class 10th will see the reduction for the academic year 2019-20.

Is NCERT textbook changing for 2019-20?

Asked 2019-03-07 13:16:57 by Rajath R Gujjar

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Yes, the NCERT textbook content will change from 2019-20. It will get reduced by 10-15%.

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