Amid the reports that the Class 10 and Class 12 Board exams would be based on the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has clarified that the board examinations would be based on syllabus given by the Board only.
The Board has released a circular clarifying that there are certain parts in NCERT books which categorically has it mentioned that a given information is not for the purpose of examination and assessment. And hence, all the schools (affiliated to CBSE) should go through the syllabus uploaded by it on its official website, the Board said.
“The CBSE prescribes NCERT textbooks for Classes IX, X, XI and XII. It has been brought to the notice of CBSE that in these books, at certain places, it is mentioned that some particular parts of the books are not for the purpose of examination/assessment.
Similar instructions are given for the information/questions provided in boxes also. It is for the information of all concerned that this information is not applicable for the students who will be appearing in the Class X and XII examinations conducted by CBSE in 2020,” the circular read.
“Examination/assessment will be done based on the syllabus provided by CBSE and not as given in the NCERT books. This information should be invariably brought to the notice of all teachers, students and parents so that they can make preparations accordingly,” it added.