WB Board to Change Madhyamik Syllabus from 2020

The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education is planning to change the syllabus of Madhyamik students. The board is targeting to do so for making the syllabus more contemporary. The education department has asked the state syllabus restructure committee to review the existing syllabus of class 10. The committee has also been instructed to make the necessary changes in the Madhyamik syllabus as per the ICSE and CBSE Curriculum.

On Monday, an official stated that the major changes are being done in the syllabus. The process of reviewing the entire curriculum of class 9 and 10 is undertaken. After the inspection, the committee will suggest the WB board for the mandatory changes in the syllabus. He also cleared that there is no immediate change in the syllabus. The changes will be done within a specific time duration ad the students will be informed earlier.


The schools of Madhaymik education are also finding the syllabus tough to keep for students. Also, there are many students who switched from the state education board to the other boards before class 9. So, the committee is identifying the drawbacks of the present syllabus and the benefits of ICSE or CBSE board.

Earlier, the syllabus was revised in the session 2015-16. As per the syllabus, there are more multiple choice questions (MCQ) and text-based reading questions in the exams. There are 40% MCQs and one mark questions in the exams. The changes were done for the students to score good marks. 10% of total marks are used to be allocated to internal assessment in all the subjects.

The syllabus restructures committee is advised to give the suggestions related to the syllabus as soon as possible. After receiving the feedback, the board will send it to the Chief Minister, Mamta Banerjee. Once, the proposal would get the approval then it will be sent to WBBSE. The last and final decision will be of the West Bengal board. if it would be good then the new syllabus would be applicable.

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