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New Delhi: The Coronavirus outbreak has indeed changed the way things are happening and education has undergone severe alterations as well. In an attempt to make the academic year seamless for students in classes 10th and 12th, the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, CISCE, has cut down the syllabus for the second time.

A letter has been sent by the council to all school heads regarding the same and it has also been informed that the chapters that have been retained will be needed in line with the next academic year. As for class 12, the chapters that have been retained are necessary for the competitive exams ahead. Meanwhile, Gerry Arathoon has assured that the reduction will not affect the career of students and the board has taken this decision due to the learning disruption for students amid the nationwide lockdown.

A hint was already given by Arathoon regarding the reduction in syllabus further if things don’t get back to normal soon. At first, the syllabus was reduced by a 25% and now, given the online classes followed by a review of the same, chances of further reduction were possible.

As a result of the same, there has been a major reduction in certain subjects as far as the syllabus for both classes 10 as well as 12 is concerned. For instance, English literature saw a reduction by one prose and poem earlier, but now, another set of poem and prose has been reduced. Meanwhile, the entre 5th act for those studying Merchant of Venice has been removed from the syllabus along with reduction in various other subjects as well.

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