The Central Board on Secondary Education will not reduce the 10th grade social studies curriculum for future board examinations. Social studies work for grade 10 board exams is scheduled for May 27, 2021. Curriculum for grades 9-12 was reduced by 30% in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the blocking of all matters. The council announced that the program would not be cut further.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced last year that the CBSE school curriculum would be cut. The Minister of Education had announced that due to the exceptional situation in the country, the CBSE had been asked to review the curriculum and reduce the burden of the program for students in grades 9-12.
The union’s Education Minister also noted that given the importance of successful learning, it was decided to simplify the curriculum by 30 percent while keeping the key concepts. CBSE officials said there was no official news about the further reduction in the 10th grade social studies curriculum.
The CBSE announced that the primary goal of tenth grade social science work is to develop an understanding of the processes of change and evolution in terms of time and space through which human societies have evolved. The course also helps develop an understanding of contemporary India with its historical perspective and deepens knowledge of India’s struggle for freedom to help students understand the framework of the Indian constitution.
Grade 10 CBSE exams will be held from May 4 to June 7, 2021. The revised 2020-2021 curriculum has been posted on their official website along with sample topics and exam scoring system of the board.