The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced introduction of new skill subjects for classes 9th and 11th. The board announced that the interested students of these two classes can register for the newly introduced subjects through the CBSE registration portal. The CBSE said the new initiatives has been introduced as part of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 guidelines.
The Board also announced, as per the new policy, the class 10 students can consider the marks of any of the newly-introduced skills subjects in their – Best of 5, if they are not satisfied with marks in any other subjects. The new guidelines will come into effect from the the next academic session in 2023-24.
CBSE in its circular stated, “The Scheme of Studies for the students opting for skill subjects in classes IX-X has been amended as follows: If a student studies three compulsory subjects (i.e., Science, Mathematics and Social Science) and also chooses to study a Skill subject (offered as sixth optional subject), then the aggregate of best five including two languages (Subject 1 & 2) and the best three (from subject 3, 4, 5 & 6, including Skill subject) can be considered for calculation of percentage.