CBSE Revised Curriculum 2020-21: Syllabus for Class 10th and 12th Reduced by 30%

Last Modified: 03 Dec 2023

With the CBSE Revised Curriculum 2020-21, Central Board decided to reduce syllabus of Class 10th and Class 12th. Check detailed notice.

On Tuesday (07th July 2020), the Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokriyal advised CBSE to revise their curriculum for Class 10th and Class 12 students. The HRD minister has said that to reduce the burden of students in the light of the outbreak of coronavirus disease in the country, CBSE need to course load for the students of Class 9th to 12th. 

In this matter, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to revise curriculum for classes 9-12 for the academic session 2020-21. The decision has been taken in a bid to reduce the course burden of the students, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in the country.

CBSE 2020 Official Notice

A notice regarding the same has been uploaded on the board’s official website, i.e. In the notice, CBSE states that “The revision of syllabi is a measure taken due to the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and at different parts of the world. Considering the importance of achieving the level of learning, the syllabus has been rationalized to the extent possible by retaining the core concepts”.

Furthermore, CBSE has cleared that the reduced syllabus will not be part of the topics for internal assessment and board examination.

“The Heads of Schools and Teachers may ensure that the topics that have been reduced are also explained to the students to the extent required to connect different topics,” CBSE added.

Direct link to check the CBSE Revised curriculum notice - Click here.

HRD Minister Announced 30% Syllabus Reduction

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced the CBSE Revised Curriculum 2020-21 with an announcement that the 30% of CBSE syllabus for classes 9 to 12 has been slashed. It was decided to reduce the syllabus burden because of the reduction in classroom teaching time due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.

However, the Central Board of Secondary Education stated in its notification that though 30% of the syllabus has been deducted from the new academic year, teachers should be ensure that students understand these topics and use the information in connection with other topics.