New Delhi, Mar 13: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday dropped the subject of English Communicative for class 9 students. The subject will be discontinued for the students entering the class 9 from the academic session 2018-19. The education board also included some of the major changes in the class 11 syllabus. In a letter dated March 9, 2018, CBS mentioned discontinuation of 7 academic electives and 34 Vocational subjects at Senior Secondary level.

In the circular, CBSE has mentioned discontinuation of two other electives for class 9 students and three for class 11 students. The circular asked all the CBSE-affiliated schools to not continue with some of the subjects for the upcoming academic session. The notice also said that the students who have been pursuing these subjects currently in class 9 and 11 shall continue with them in class 10 and 12.

The subjects that have been discontinued for class 9 include:

  • English Communicative (code 101)
  • Information and Communication Technology (code 166)
  • e-Publishing and e-Office (code 354 & 454)

The subjects that have been discontinued for class 11 students include:

  • Dance – Mohiniyattam (code 062)
  • Multimedia and Web Technology (code 067)
  • English Elective CBSE (code 101)

Three academic electives (merged with similar vocational electives) and will be offered as Vocational Electives from the session 2018-19 for class 11 students include:

  • Agriculture (code 068)
  • Fashion Studies (code 053)
  • Mass Media Studies (code 072)

The subjects that have been renamed are:

  • Sanskrit Communicative (code 122) has been renamed to Sanskrit (code 122)
  • Foundations of Information Technology (code 165) has been renamed to Computer Applications (code 165)