11 & 12 Syllabus
curriculum and syllabus and textbooks for secondary upto higher secondary level
are carried out by the Board.
The existing curriculum and syllabus being introduced from the academic
year 2007 is based on the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005. It is made
relevant and in tune with the local needs.
Skill based subjects, such as Foundation of Information Technology (FIT),
Music, Home Science are offered at secondary level to help students to enter
into workforce or go for vocational courses.
From the academic session 2014, the Board along with the state RMSA has
introduced Vocational Education viz Information Technology and Travel &
Tourism based on National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF)
in Class 9. Vocational Education will be more skill based and certification will
be jointly done by the Board and the Skill Knowledge Provider/Industry.
The Board has also
undertaken new ventures with different Skill Knowledge Providers in giving
certificates based vocational education in:
Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) with Trinity College London
Music in collaboration with
Trinity College London (TCL) and
Commerce subjects with National Stock Exchange (NSE).
The Common Core
Syllabus in Science stream and Commerce stream which was prepared by Council of
Boards of School Education in India (COBSE) & National Council of
Educational Research & Training (NCERT) was introduced in 2011 at higher
Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE):
evaluation process in the State changed in the year 2007 when the Board
introduced Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in the schools. Under
this holistic assessment, not only the academic achievements but the
achievements of the students in non-academic areas are taken into account. CCE
provides an assessment of teaching as well as learning that is taking place in
In 2007, the NBSE
became the 3rd State Board in the country to have introduced grading
for assessing the performance of the students. In Class 9, Absolute grading is
adopted. For the externally assessed subjects, a 9 point scale is used whereas,
for the internally assessed subjects, a 5 point scale is used. The mid-term
examination of Class 10 is also on Absolute grading.
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