CBSE introduces major changes for Class 11, discontinues English Communicative for Class 9

New Delhi, March 14, 2018: In a letter recently issued by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), English Communicative has been discontinued by the board for class 9 students from the upcoming academic session i.e. 2018-19. Along with this, two other electives from class 9 and three from class 11 have also been discontinued.However, the students pursuing these subjects currently in class 9 and 11 shall continue with them in class 10 and 12 in the session 2018-19, the letter said according to www.indiatoday.in

THE SUBJECTS WHICH HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR CLASS 9 STUDENTS ARE:
English Communicative (code 101)
Information and Communication Technology (code 166)
e-Publishing and e-Office (code 354 & 454)

THE SUBJECTS WHICH HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR CLASS 11 STUDENTS ARE:
Dance – Mohiniyattam (code 062)
Multimedia and Web Technology (code 067)
English Elective CBSE (code 101)

THE BOARD ALSO MERGED A FEW VOCATIONAL ELECTIVES SUBJECTS:
Three academic electives have been merged with similar vocational electives and will be offered as Vocational Electives from the session 2018-19 in class 11.

These subjects are:

Agriculture (code 068)
Fashion Studies (code 053)
Mass Media Studies (code 072)

SANSKRIT AND COMPUTERS RENAMED:

Further, ‘Sanskrit Communicative’ has been renamed ‘Sanskrit’ as prescribed by NCERT. Also, ‘Foundations of Information Technology’ has been renamed to ‘Computer Applications’. For this year, there will also be two courses for Computer students – Computer Science (Old) and Computer Science (New). Schools have the option to offer both the courses. However, all such schools offering old curriculum have been requested to inform their teachers about the new syllabus to equip them better for the new one which will be the only option for 2019-20 academic year.

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