In its bid to reduce the syllabus for students amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has removed key and core chapters from the school courses.
Democratic Rights, Food Security in India, Citizenship and Secularism are the chapters which were dropped by the CBSE from political science course for class 9th to 12th.
Apart from political science, the board has also revised the Economics and History courses as well.
From class 9th syllabus, chapters on ‘Democratic Rights’ and ‘Structure of the Indian Constitution’, ‘Food Security in India’ has been completely removed.
From class 10th, the chapters on ‘Democracy and Diversity’, ‘Caste, Religion and Gender’, and ‘Challenges to Democracy’ have been removed from the political science syllabus. From class 11th, chapters on Federalism, Citizenship, Nationalism and Secularism were ‘completely removed’ from the Political Science syllabus.
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