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CBSE 2021 Updates: Date sheet & Syllabus

The official date sheet for the board examinations has been released by the CBSE. Recently, there were some changes made by the board in dates of some examinations. Students are advised to regularly visit the official website of CBSE to keep themselves updated. The Class X board examinations are scheduled from May 4 to June 7 and Class XII from May 4 to June 11 this year. This delay in the examination is due to the pandemic that has disturbed the regular academic calendar.The exams will be conducted in offline mode. 

For Class X, the dates of Science and Mathematics exams are revised. Earlier, the science exam which was to be conducted on May 15 is now postponed to May 21. Similarly,  the Mathematics exam will be conducted on June 2 instead of May 21.

For Class XII – Science, the Physics exam which was to be conducted on May 13 is now postponed to June 8 and the dates for Mathematics & Applied Mathematics exams are revised to May 31. Also, for commerce stream, the revised dates for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is May 31. 

Changes are also made for the Arts stream students. Geography examination which was earlier scheduled to be conducted on June 2 is now postponed to June 3.

Apart from this, students should be well aware of the deleted syllabus for the academic year 2020-21 and do not waste time in doing topics not required for the exam. Below is given the subject–wise list of topics deleted from the syllabus.

  1. Deleted portion of Mathematics for Boards
Real NumbersEuclid’s Division Lemma
PolynomialsStatement and simple problems on division algorithm for polynomials with real coefficients
Linear Equations in Two VariablesCross Multiplication Method
Quadratic EquationsSituational problems based on equations reducible to quadratic equations
Arithmetic ProgressionApplication in solving daily life problems based on sum to n terms
Coordinate GeometryArea of a triangle. 
TrianglesProof of the following theorems are deleted  The ratio of the areas of two similar triangles is equal to the ratio of the squares of their corresponding sides. In a triangle, if the square on one side is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides, the angle opposite to the first side is a right angle.
ConstructionsConstruction of a triangle similar to a given triangle
Introduction to TrigonometryMotivate the ratios whichever are defined at 0 and 90 degrees
Trigonometric IdentitiesTrigonometric ratios of complementary angles
Areas Related to CirclesProblems on central angle of 120°
Surface Area and VolumesFrustum of a cone. 
StatisticsStep deviation Method for finding the mean  Cumulative Frequency graph  
  1. Deleted portion of Science for board exam
  1. Deleted portion for Social Science includes
Metals & Non-MetalsBasic metallurgical processesCorrosion and its prevention
Carbon CompoundsNomenclature of carbon compounds containing functional groups (halogens, alcohol, ketones, aldehydes, alkanes and alkynes), difference between saturated hydrocarbons and unsaturated hydrocarbons. Chemical properties of carbon compounds (combustion, oxidation, addition and substitution reaction). Ethanol and Ethanoic acid (only properties and uses), soaps and detergents
Control and coordination in animals and plantsTropic movements in plantsIntroduction of plant hormonesControl and coordination in animals: Nervous systemVoluntary, involuntary and reflex actionChemical coordination: animal hormones
Heredity and EvolutionBasic concepts of evolution
The Human Eye and the Colourful WorldFunctioning of a lens in human eye, defects of vision and their corrections, applications of spherical mirrors and lenses
Magnetic Effects of Electric CurrentElectric GeneratorDirect current. Alternating current: frequency of AC. Advantage of AC over DC. Domestic electric circuits
Sources of EnergyDifferent forms of energy, conventional and nonconventional sources of energy: Fossil fuels, solar energy; biogas; wind, water and tidal energy; Nuclear energy.Renewable versus non-renewable sources of Energy.
  1. India and The Contemporary World – History

Section – 2: Livelihoods, Economies, and Societies

Any of the below two for Periodic Tests and not Board Exam:

  1. Chapter 3: Making of a Global World
  2. Chapter 4: Age of Industrialisation

Section 3: Everyday Life, Culture and Politics

  1. Chapter 5: Print Culture and Modern World      –  Completely Deleted
  1. Contemporary India – Geography

Chapter 2: Forest and Wildlife    –   Completely Deleted

Chapter 3: Water Resources      – Completely deleted except Map exercises

Chapter 5: Mineral and Energy Resources –  Completely Deleted except Map

  1. Democratic Politics – Civics

All the below chapters are completely deleted.

Chapter 3: Democracy and Diversity 

Chapter 4: Gender, Religion and Caste

Chapter 5: Popular Struggles and Movements 

Chapter 8: Challenges to Democracy Complete

D. Deleted portion from English Syllabus:

  1. Grammar

Use of Passive Voice 

• Clauses: Noun, Adverb Clauses of condition and time, Relative

• Prepositions 

• First Flight – Text for Class X

  1. Literature
  2. First Flight

1. How to Tell Wild Animals 

2. Trees

3. Fog 

4. Mijbil the Otter 

5. For Anne Gregory

  1. Footprints without Feet

1. The Midnight Visitor

2. A Question of Trust 

3. The Book That Saved The Earth

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