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New Changes in CBSE Syllabus 2018-19: 3 More Subjects discontinued

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has restated that it will discontinue the subjects of English Communicative for class 9 students from the 2018-19 session. The decision of CBSE to discontinue the English Communicative course has taken everyone by shock as it has come late in the academic session. The board has discontinued three electives for class 11 students and two other electives for class 9 students.

The circular is in continuation with a similar letter which had been issued by the Board in March 2017. CBSE had issued a circular and discontinued 34 Vocational subjects and 7 academic electives at Senior Secondary level, in March 2017. In a recent letter issued, CBSE has directed all schools to stop offering 3 electives for Class 9 and three electives for class 11 students from the academic session, 2018-19.

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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)

Apart from the subjects which have been discontinued from the academic year 2018-19 onwards, 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)

From this new academic session.

  • 'Sanskrit Communicative' (code 122) has been renamed 'Sanskrit' (code 122) as prescribed by NCERT.
  • 'Foundations of Information Technology' (code 165) has also been renamed to 'Computer Applications' (code 165).

For this year, there will also be two courses for Computer students – Computer Science (Old) and Computer Science (New). Schools will have the option to offer both the courses. All schools offering old syllabus have been requested to notify their teachers about the new syllabus to prepare them better for the new syllabus which will be the only choice from the academic year, 2019-20.