Federalism, Citizenship, Nationalism, and Secularism are the chapters dropped from CBSE course

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Tuesday that the syllabus for 2020-2021 has been reduced because of the “extraordinary situation” as the world fights the coronavirus pandemic.

The board has revised the Economics and Political Science courses for grades 9 to 12.

The chapters “completely deleted” from the Class 11 Political Science syllabus include Federalism, Citizenship, Nationalism, and Secularism.

CBSE has removed some key chapters like Federalism, Citizenship and Secularism from its Political Science syllabus in a bid to reduce the academic burden on students this year in view of the pandemic.

The board has revised the Economics and Political Science courses for grades 9 to 12.

The chapters “completely deleted” from the Class 11 Political Science syllabus include Federalism, Citizenship, Nationalism, and Secularism.

– From the Class 12 Political Science syllabus, the board has entirely removed “Security in the Contemporary World”, “Environment and Natural Resources”, “Social and New Social Movements in India”, and “Regional Aspirations”.

From the “Planned Development” chapter, units dealing with “changing nature of India’s economic development” and “Planning Commission and Five Year Plans” have been removed.

“India’s Relations with its Neighbours: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar” has been deleted for the present session from the chapter on India’s Foreign Policy.

– Chapters on Democratic Rights and Structure of the Indian Constitution have been removed from the Class lX Political Science syllabus. A chapter on Food Security in India has been completely removed from the Economics syllabus.

– For class 10 students, chapters on “Democracy and Diversity”, “Caste, Religion and Gender”, and “Challenges to Democracy” have been removed.

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