In a major development, the UP board will introduce new books based on NCERT syllabus for three more classes in the state from the new academic session (2021-22). In addition to commerce in class 12th, preparations have been started to introduce new books for English in class 10th and 12th. Tender for publication of these books will be released by January 2021 so that books can be available in the market by the third week of March.
In the last two years, UP Board has introduced NCERT books for 24 subjects. Apart from this, the board had introduced 31 books on 18 different subjects based on NCERT syllabus for students of classes 9 to 12 from academic session 2018-19 . Also in 2019-20, the board introduced some new books based on NCERT syllabus in high school (social science) and class 12 (history, geography, civics, economics and sociology).
Recently, the board had planned to increase the number of centers by one and a half times for the 1 0th (high school) and 12th (intermediate) examination 2021. Apart from this, schools which do not have access to main roads or which are not 10 feet wide, will not be made an examination center.