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All schools to have uniform Math, Science curriculum

26 Apr 2017 | By Gaurav Jeyaraman
Uniform Science, Math syllabus for all boards

All state school boards have agreed to follow the National Council on Educational Research and Training's curriculum for mathematics and science from classes 9-12.

The UPA government's HRD ministry also rooted for a uniform syllabus.

The decision was made at a meeting between the boards and HRD ministry officials.

Using NCERT syllabus will help all students have a common grounding for university entrance exams.

In context: Uniform Science, Math syllabus for all boards

26 Apr 2017All schools to have uniform Math, Science curriculum

NeedWhy was the move needed?

Sources from the HRD ministry said that differentiated syllabi between various boards in the country, especially between class 9-12 create a huge difference in preparedness of students for competitive exams.

Students who don't come from an NCERT background end up needing to take extra coaching to prepare for such exams.

To resolve the issue, the ministry proposed this solution.

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Students should be able to crack competitive exams: HRD Ministry

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