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GBSHSE issued a circular to schools

GOA: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) on Monday issued a circular to schools informing them that the syllabus of all major subjects from Class IX to XII would be curtailed by 28-30%.

The board said that for Classes XI and XII, portion will be curtailed in over 33 subjects across all four streams — arts, commerce, science and vocational. However, for the benefit of students intending to answer national competitive exams, the curtailed portion for Class XII will be in line with parts left out by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The board has also increased the weightage of practical papers for the Class XII exam. “Question papers in all practical subjects — physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, geology, geography and banking — will be of 70 marks instead of 55 from the March 2021 exam,” the board has said.

The News 24 Goa