The CISCE due to the current ongoing pandemic and prolonged lockdowns has announced a minimization of up to 25 percent in the syllabus of class 10th and 12th, these figures of reduction are subjected to the factors which might get even further reduced depending upon the circumstances. The reduced syllabus for the current academic year 2020-21 for ICSE class 9 and 10 and ISC 11 and 12 has been made available below this page and also on the official CISCE website www.cisce.org
The Chief Executive officer and Secretary informed that there might be a fifty percent reduction in syllabus too if the conditions did not improve in the coming months. He added, “Given the academic loss till July, which is around 45 days we have reduced the syllabus for the students appearing for Class 10 and 12 Boards up to 25 pc. However, that is subject to further review as from July the first week our schools are only able to resume online classes. This could have further adverse effects. We may even have to reduce the syllabi further and may even have to go up to 50 percent reduction.”
CICSE Chief Executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon said, “Schools across the country have been shut for the past three months due to the lockdown. While a number of CISCE-affiliated schools have tried to adapt to this changed scenario and have tried to keep alive the teaching-learning process through online classes, there has been a significant shortening of the academic year and loss of the instructional hours.”
“To make up for the loss in instructional hours during the current session, the CISCE has worked with its subject experts, to reduce the syllabus for all major subjects at the ICSE, Class 10 and ISC, Class 12 levels. Syllabus reduction has been done, keeping in mind the linear progression across classes while ensuring that the core concepts related to the subject are retained,” he informed while talking to the media.