According to a recent academic circular of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), students appearing for Class X board exams from next academic session would have to study six subjects instead of five with the CBSE remodelling its assessment scheme. As was informed earlier, the reform of the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) has already been withdrawn.
It may be noted that the Class X
students of the CBSE-affiliated schools have to presently study five compulsory
subjects consisting of two languages, social science, mathematics and science.
Further, they also have a choice of
studying a vocational subject as an 'additional course', if they like.
However, from the 2017-18 academic
sessions, the vocational subject will be compulsory to study which could be
chosen from 13 options.
The vocational subject options include
the Dynamics of Retailing, Information Technology, Security, Automobile
Technology, Introduction to Financial Market, Introduction to Tourism, Beauty
and Wellness, Basic Agriculture, Food Production, Front Office Operations,
Banking and Insurance, Marketing and Sales, and Health Care Services.