NCERT 2022 Syllabus Revision: Rationalised Courses for Classes 10 & 12

New Delhi, 22 July 2022: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has revised the course syllabus for classes 10 & 12 as a part of a rationalization exercise to cover the academic loss encountered by the students during COVID-19, as well as to remove overlapping of similar content. 

This article will cover the revised NCERT syllabus for classes 10 and 12. Students can check the revised syllabus here or by visiting the official NCERT website. 

NCERT 2022 Syllabus: Reasons

NCERT has undertaken the exercise to rationalize the textbooks across all classes for the following reasons:

  • In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was important to reduce the content load on students. 
  • The National Education Policy 2020 also emphasized reducing the content load and providing opportunities for experiential learning with a creative mindset. 

Note: Learning outcomes already developed by the NCERT across classes have been taken into consideration for this exercise.

NCERT 2022 Syllabus: Revised Contents of the Textbooks

Here are the parameters that were revised by NCERT:

  • Overlapping with similar content included in other subject areas in the same class
  • Similar content included in the lower or higher class in the same subject
  • Difficulty level
  • Content which is easily accessible to students without much intervention from teachers and can be learned through children through self-learning or peer-learning
  • Content which is irrelevant in the present context

NCERT 2022 Syllabus: Class 10 Rationalized Content

Class 10 Rationalized Content: Maths

Chapter Dropped Topics/Chapter
Chapter 1: Real Number
  • Euclid’s division
  • Lemma revisiting rational numbers and their decimal expansions 
Chapter 2: Polynomials Division algorithm for polynomials 
Chapter 3: Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables
  • Pair of linear equations in two variables
  • Graphical method of solution of a pair of linear cross-multiplication method equation reducible to a pair of linear equations in two variables
Chapter 4:

Quadratic Equations

Solution of a quadratic equation by completing the squares 
Chapter 6: Triangles
  • Areas of similar triangles
  • Pythagoras theorem
Chapter 7:

Coordinate Geometry

Area of a triangle 
Chapter 8:

Introduction to Trigonometry

Trigonometric ratios of complementary angles
Chapter 9 & 10: Some Applications of Trigonometry Introduction
Chapter 11: Construction
  • Introduction
  • Division of a line segment
  • Construction of tangents to a circle
Chapter 12: Areas

Related to Circles

  • Introduction
  • Perimeter and area of a circle — a review
  • Areas of combinations of plane figures
Chapter 13: Surface

Areas and Volumes

  • Conversion of solid from one shape to another
  • Frustum of a cone
Chapter 14:

Statistics

Graphical representation of cumulative frequency distribution 
Chapter 15:

Probability

Introduction: Exercise 15.2 (Optional)
Answers Answers of exercises

Class 10 Rationalized Content: Science

Rationalized Content - Science

Class 10 Rationalized Content: Contemporary India-I

Rationalized Content - Contemporary India-I

Class 10 Rationalized Content: Democratic Politics-I

Rationalized Content - Democratic Politics-I

Note: To read more about the revised maths syllabus, please click here

NCERT 2022 Syllabus: Class 12 Rationalized Content

Class 12 Rationalized Content: Biology

Rationalized Content - Biology

Rationalized Content - Biology

Class 12 Rationalized Content: Chemistry

Rationalized Content - Chemistry

Class 12 Rationalized Content: Economics

Rationalized Content - Economics

Class 12 Rationalized Content: Contemporary World Politics

Rationalized Content - Contemporary World Politics

Note: To know more about the other subjects of Class 12 that were revised, please click here.  

To know more about the other classes’ revised and rationalized content, please click here

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why has NCERT decided to revise Class 10 and 12 syllabi?

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCERT has decided to reduce the content load on students and provide opportunities for experiential learning with a creative mindset. This is the reason for syllabus revision.

What content has been revised for Class 10 and Class 12?

Overlapping with similar content included in other subject areas in the same class, similar content included in the lower or higher class in the same subject, content that is easily accessible to students without much intervention from teachers and can be learned through children through self-learning or peer-learning, and irrelevant content has been revised.

Where can I find the list of all rationalized NCERT courses?

The students may find the list of rationalized courses for different classes on: ncert.nic.in/rationalised-content.php

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