Vikash Sharma

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued an important notice regarding permission to offer mathematics (041) in Class XI to the students who offered mathematics basic (241) in Class X.

The CBSE, in its previous circular issued in January 2019, had stated about the issue of ‘introduction of two levels of mathematics for All India Secondary School Examination from the academic session ending March 2020 onwards.’

The circular stated that mathematics standard will be meant for students who wish to opt for mathematics (041) at senior secondary level and the mathematics basic (041) for students not keen to pursue mathematics at higher levels. However, this condition was relaxed by CBSE because of Covid pandemic.

After detailed deliberations, the CBSE has now decided the following:

As per the circular dated 10.1.2019, the students of class X who have studied mathematics standard (041) can offer mathematics (041) in class XI. In case, the students who offered mathematics basic (241) in class X are allowed to offer only applied mathematics in class XI.

This rule has again been relaxed for the session 2023-2024 only. Thus, students who offered mathematics basic (241) are also allowed to offer mathematics (041) in class XI. Before permitting mathematics (041) in class XI to such students, the head of the institutions should satisfy that the students are having aptitude and ability to pursue mathematics (041) in class XI.

“This exemption is being given as a special measure to facilitate the present batch, i.e 2023-2024 of students of class XI. However, it is clarified that circular dated 10.1.2019 will be applicable from the 2024-25 session,” the CBSE circular read.