In light of the acceptance of NEET as the single medical examination from the next year onwards, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is changing its syllabus for the Science and Math subjects for Class 12 with that of the CBSE board curriculam. This will help removing the growing perception among the parents, that there kid will not be able to prepare for the medical and engineering entrance examination as the syllabus of the two might differ.
The alignment to the CBSE syllabus for Science and Math subjects will take place in line with the syllabus of JEE Mains, Advanced and NEET for Class 12, from 2018 examinations. The Chief Executive and Secretary of CISCE, Gerry Arathoon said, “There is a perception that students need to join CBSE schools in class 11 and 12 to clear the competitive examinations conducted by them since they believe it prepares them for these examinations. This is a wrong conception as all boards follow a common core curriculum. To remove that perception, we have aligned the syllabus in tune with CBSE. This means that the chapters which are taught in class 11 in CBSE will be taught in class 11 under ISC board as well.”
Since the academic year 2011, the CISCE board at the ISC level has been following the Common Core Curriculum prescribed by the Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE) for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Arathoon further said that due to the change in pattern of questions from the next year, there would be specimen papers circulated to all the students in the schools under the board, in tandem with the modified syllabus. He concluded saying, “All boards are following the common curriculum. We have to convince the parents and students that it’s not only CBSE, but all boards are preparing student for entrance examinations.”