(News) CBSE curriculum is based on National Curriculum Framework, 2005

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CBSE curriculum is based on National Curriculum Framework, 2005

The CBSE curriculum relates to “learning by doing” and it is based on National Curriculum Framework, 2005. All other boards in India benchmark their curriculum against CBSE curriculum. CBSE has inhouse facilitator NCERT to provide books and contents based on its curriculum. In Class 12, students take 2 languages and 3 electives or 1 language and 4 electives. An additional subject may also be taken. Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit are offered at 2 levels, core and elective. English is offered at three levels, core, elective and functional. Languages in bold are not offered by ISC. Students have the following 30 languages to choose from

22 Indian languages (English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Limboo, Lepcha, Bhutia, Sanskrit, Nepali, Kashmiri, Mizo)

8 Foreign languages (Arabic, Persian, Tibetan, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese)
Either English or Hindi must be taken. Both can also be taken. Marks are in brackets (theory + practicals) Electives include the following; students have 43 elective cources to choose from

  1. Mathematics (100, 3 hrs)
  2. Physics (70, 3 hrs + 30)
  3. Chemistry (70, 3 hrs + 30)
  4. Biology (70, 3 hrs + 30)
  5. Biotechnology (70, 3 hrs + 30)
  6. Engineering Drawing (70, 3 hrs + 30, 3 hrs)
  7. Home Science (70, 3 hrs + 30, 3 hrs)
  8. Agriculture (70, 3 hrs + 30, 3 hrs)
  9. Computer Science/Informatics Practices (70, 3 hrs + 30, 3 hrs)
  10. Multimedia and Web Technology (70, 3 hrs + 30, 3 hrs)
  11. Economics (100, 3 hrs)
  12. Business Studies (100, 3 hrs)
  13. Accountancy (80, 3 hrs + 20, 1 hr)
  14. Entrepreneurship (70, 3 hrs + 30)
  15. History (100, 3 hrs)
  16. Political Science (100, 3 hrs)
  17. Geography (70, 3 hrs + 30)
  18. Psychology (70, 3 hrs + 30)
  19. Sociology (80, 3 hrs + 20, 3 hrs)
  20. Philosophy (100, 3 hrs)
  21. Physical Education (70, 3 hrs + 30)
  22. Fashion Studies (70, 3 hrs + 30)
  23. Creative Writing and Translation (80, 3hrs + 20 for portfolio)
  24. Fine Arts (common 30 marks, 1 hr theory paper on the History of Indian Art, 4 different courses)
  25. Painting (50, 6 hrs + 20 for portfolio)
  26. Graphics (50, 6 hrs + 20 for portfolio)
  27. Sculpture (50, 6 hrs + 20 for portfolio)
  28. Applied Art (50, 6 hrs + 20 for portfolio)
  29. Music (6 different courses)
  30. Carnatic Music (vocal)
  31. Carnatic Music (melodic instruments)
  32. Carnatic Music (percussion instruments)
  33. Hindustani Music (vocal)
  34. Hindustani Music (melodic instruments)
  35. Hindustani Music (percussion instruments)
  36. Dance (7 different courses)
  37. Kathak
  38. Bharatnatyam
  39. Kuchipudi
  40. Odissi
  41. Manipuri
  42. Kathakali
  43. Mohiniyattam
  44. Heritage Crafts (70, 3 hrs + 30, 3 hrs)
  45. Graphic Design (70, 3 hrs + 20 + 10 for portfolio)