Yogi makes NCERT books compoulsary in UP board

  • Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad is all set to follow NCERT textbooks, most likely, from the coming academic year 2018-2019.

  • The decision will impact more than 35 lakh students and comes in the wake of the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) move to make NCERT textbooks compulsory for all schools affiliated to it from this academic year itself.

  • They said NCERT books would be made compulsory from Class IX to Class XII.

  • The board has decided to standardise the course curriculum by switching over to NCERT books from the existing system of various publishers.

  • This means that those writing their Class X and Class XII exams in 2019 will comprise the first batch of students to be facing their tests under the new system.

  • Last year the figure was 32.6 lakh for high school exams and 29.2 lakh for intermediate exams. In the state, over 35 lakh students study in and around 23,900 government, aided and unaided schools affiliated with the UP Board.

The books that will remain same

  • Agriculture (high school)
  • Business Studies (Intermediate)
  • These books are not been changed due to huge difference in the syllabus of NCERT and State board.

Additional content in syllabus

  •  GST and its implications.
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