CBSE Class 9 to 12 syllabus for academic year 2021-22 not reduced

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided not to reduce the syllabus for the students of classes 9 to 12 for the academic year 2021-22. The detailed syllabi for senior secondary students were released by CBSE on its official website.
As per the syllabus released by CBSE, the chapters and topics which were slashed in the last academic year have been restored in the official curriculum for the upcoming academic session 2021-22. Students can check out the syllabus on

Last year, the CBSE syllabus for students of classes 9 to 12 had been reduced by 30 percent for the academic session 2020-21, to give students some academic relief during the Covid-19 pandemic and closure of schools across the country.

This year, as the syllabus has not been slashed, the students of classes 10 and 12 will appear for the board exams for the full syllabus. Students can also check the CBSE secondary and senior secondary syllabus by visiting

30 percent syllabus reduces last year

As the Covid-19 pandemic hit, all the classes have shifted to online mode and schools were shut down. Students were not able to cope with the studies through online classes as they were not accessible to all, especially to students from low-income families.
Thus, CBSE had decided to reduce the syllabus for the academic year 2020-21 by 30 percent in all the subjects. The idea was to relieve students from some increased academic pressure brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
CBSE had completely omitted chapters like Federalism, Citizenship, Nationalism, and Secularism from Class 11 political science curriculum and Security in the Contemporary World, Environment and Natural Resources, Social and New Social Movements in India, and Regional Aspirations from class 12 political science curricula.

The deletion of these topics caused a lot of backlash from students and parents, who deemed these chapters necessary for development and knowledge. CBSE has now restored these topics, and all others omitted from different subjects, for the academic session 2021-22.

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