CBSE Makes Major Changes in Class 9th, 11th Syllabus: Check Them Here!

Vinod Sharma updated on : 13 Mar 2018

CBSE has announced to make changes in class 9th and class 11th syllabus considerably. Know about it in the following lines.


In a major move, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a notification on its official website whereby it has announced considerable changes in the Class 9th and 11th syllabus. As per the notification, CBSE has announced to discontinue English Communicative from the academic session 2018-19. Earlier, students entering 9th standards use to elect English Communicative in all schools affiliated to CBSE.

The schools have been asked to discontinue the subject. Also, in a letter to schools dated March 9, 2018, CBSE has asked the schools to discontinue two other elective subjects for Class 9th students and three for class 11th students. However, the fact worth mentioning here is that these guidelines will be effective from the academic session 2018-19 and the students already pursuing these subjects in class 9th and 11th currently can continue with them in class 10th and 12th.

The other two subjects that have been discontinued for the class 9th students include Information and Communication Technology and e-Publication as well as e-Office. For class 11th, students will not be able to study subjects like Dance – Mohiniyattam, Multimedia and Web Technology and English Elective now. The conditions, as mentioned above, will remain applicable to those who are already pursuing them.

Not only is this, but CBSE has also merged some vocational elective subjects. The subjects mentioned include Fashion Studies, Agriculture and media studies. These courses will be offered as a vocational elective for Class 11th from the forthcoming session. Another noticeable change includes that ‘Sanskrit Communicative’ has been renamed ‘Sanskrit’ as NCERT prescribed and so is ‘Foundations of Information Technology’ as Computer applications.

The move intends to reduce the burden on students and help them focus on core subjects. In such a move earlier, MHRD is to reduce NCERT syllabus by half to reduce the burden on students and to give them a fair chance to develop cognitive skills, which, I think we all agree, makes sense.

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