In a bid to make up for lost time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is mulling to rationalise the syllabus for classes IX to XII for the forthcoming academic year.
The board is presently in the process of assessing the situation as well as the loss and a call in this regard will be taken accordingly.
The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) had last week announced an alternative academic calendar for students enrolled in classes 1 to 5 to be followed as they study at home due to the lockdown. The council is in the process of developing similar plans for higher classes as well.
NCERT has come out with revised activities calender for classes 1-8, the CBSE is assessing the situation and loss time to rationalise syllabus for classes 9-12 and inform in due course of time.
All the schools were closed and exams postponed at least a week before the first period of the nationwide lockdown began on March 25. On April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the lockdown till May 3.
The CBSE has already announced it would conduct the pending examinations in only 29 subjects that are crucial for promotion and for admission to higher educational institutions. It has also announced that it will not conduct the pending Class X and XII examinations in foreign countries.