NCERT Deletes Chapters and Topics from 2022-23 Syllabus; Check Deleted Topics

June 19, 2022
Last updated date: 24th Jan 2023
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By Manasvi Gupta


NCERT has dropped several topics and chapters from NCERT Textbooks for classes 6 to 12 for the academic session 2022-23 in an effort to ease the content load on students as COVID-19 had affected their studies in the last two years. 


Notable topics including references to the 2022 Gujarat Riots, the Cold War, and Mughal courts have been deleted from the updated Class 12 NCERT Book. Topics like Industrial Revolution from the Class 11 Textbook and a few Dalit writers from the Class 7 Textbook have been dropped as well.


In the process of syllabus rationalisation this year, which was kicked off in December 2021, NCERT has removed 30% of the syllabi. Students can visit the official website of NCERT - ncert.nic.in to look at the detailed rationalised CBSE Syllabus.


NCERT Syllabus 2022-23 Reduced for Classes 6-12: Check Deleted Chapters


Also Read: CBSE Requested Schools to Submit List of Candidates for Board Exams 2022-23


Why did NCERT Reduce the Syllabus?

NCERT dropped content from Classes 6 to 12 textbooks to avoid “overlapping” or similar content that has been included in lower or higher classes. 


The decision was also taken depending on the difficulty level of topics and to remove irrelevant content in the present context and content which is easily accessible to students through self-learning or peer-learning and does not require much assistance  from teachers.


According to NCERT, this rationalisation of the syllabus will also promote experiential learning among students with a creative mindset.


List of NCERT Rationalised Syllabus 2022-23 for Class 12


Biology

  • Chapter 1: Reproduction in Organisms (full chapter)

  • Chapter 9: Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production (full chapter)

  • Chapter 13: Organisms and Populations (some sections)

  • Ecosystem (some sections)

  • Environmental Issues (full chapter)

Mathematics

Some Sections from each of the Chapters 1 to 13

Chemistry

Full Chapters of:

  • Unit 1: The Solid State

  • Unit 5: Surface Chemistry

  • Unit 6: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

  • Unit 7: The p-Block Elements

  • Unit 15: Polymers 

  • Unit 16: Chemistry in Everyday Life

Physics

Some Sections from each of the Chapters 1 to 14

Themes in Indian History—Part II

Theme-9: Kings and Chronicles; the Mughal Courts (C. Sixteen-Seventeenth Centuries) (full chapter)

Themes in Indian History—Part III

  • Theme 12: Colonial Cities; Urbanisation, Planning and Architecture (full chapter)

  • Theme 14: Understanding Partition; (Politics, Memories, Experiences) (full chapter)

Fundamentals of Human Geography

  • Chapter 1: Human Geography Nature and Scope  (selected sections)

  • CHapter 2: The World Population Distribution, Density and Growth (selected sections)

  • Chapter 3: Population Composition (full chapter) 

  • Chapter 6: Secondary Activities (selected sections)

  • Chapter 7: Tertiary and Quarternary Activities (selected sections)

  • Chapter 9: International Trade (selected sections)

  • Chapter 10: Human Settlements (full chapter) 

Practical Work in Geography

  • Chapter 2: Data Processing  (selected sections)

  • Chapter 4: Use of Computer in Data Processing and Mapping (full chapter) 

  • Chapter 5: Field Surveys  (full chapter) 

India: People and Economy

  • Chapter 2: Migration: Types, Causes and Consequences (full chapter)

  • Chapter 3: Human Development (full chapter)

  • Chapter 4: Human Settlements (selected sections)

  • Chapter 7: Mineral and Energy Resources (selected sections)

  • Chapter 8: Manufacturing Industries (full chapter)

  • Chapter 10: Transport and Communication (selected sections)

Contemporary World Politics

  • Chapter 1: The Cold War Era (full chapter)

  • Chapter 3: US Hegemony in World Politics (full chapter)

Social Change and Development in India

Some Sections from all Chapters 1 to 8

Indian Society

Some Sections each from Chapters 1 to 6

Politics in India Since Independence

  • Chapter 2: Era of One-party Dominance (full chapter)

  • Chapter 3: Politics of Planned Development (selected sections)

  • Chapter 6: The Crisis of Democratic Order (selected sections)

  • Chapter 7: Rise of Popular Movements (selected sections)

  • Chapter 9: Recent Developments in

  • Indian Politics (Gujarat Riots)

Flamingo — English Core

Poetry Chapter 2: An Elementary School

Classroom in a Slum by Stephen Spender (full chapter)

Vistas

  • Chapter 5: Should Wizard hit Mommy by John Updike (full chapter)

  • Chapter 7: Evans Tries an O-Level by Colin Dexter (full chapter)

Introductory Microeconomics

Chapter 6: NonCompetitive Markets (full chapter) 

Introductory Macroeconomics

Chapter 6: Open Economy Macroeconomics (some sections) 

Business Studies

  • Chapter 3: Business Environment (some sections) 

  • Chapter 7: Directing (some sections) 

  • Chapter 8: Controlling (some sections) 

  • Chapter 10: Financial Market (full chapter) 

Accountancy—Not-for-Profit Organisation

and Partnership Accounts

Chapter 1: Accounting for Not-for-Profit

Organisation (full chapter) 

Accountancy—Computer Accounting System

Chapter 5: Database Management System for Accounting  (full chapter)

Psychology

Some Sections each from Chapters 5, 6, 7 and full chapters of Chapter 8: Pyschology and Life and Chapter 9: Developing Psychological Skills 

Human Ecology and Family Sciences

Some Sections of:

  • Chapter 1: Work, Livelihood and Career 

  • Chapter 4: Catering and Food  Service Management 

  • Chapter 8: Guidance and Counselling

  • Chapter 9: Special Education and Support Services

  • Chapter 13: Production and Quality Control in the Garment Industry

  • Chapter 14: Textile Conservation in Museums

  • Chapter 16: Human Resource Management 

  • Chapter 18: Ergonomics and Designing of Interior and Exterior Spaces

  • Chapter 19: Event Management 

  • Chapter 22: Advocacy 

  • Chapter 23: Media Management, Design and Production

  • Chapter 25: Management of Development Programmes


Class 11


Indian Economic Development

  • Chapter 4: Poverty (full chapter)

  • Chapter 8: Infrastructure full chapter)

Themes in World History

Full chapters of Themes 1, 4, 8, 9

India: Physical Environment

Some topics each from Chapters 2 to 7

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

Some topics each from Chapters 1, 2, 3 and full chapters of Chapters 5 and 15

Practical Work in Geography

Full chapters of Chapters 6 and 8

Understanding Society

Chapter 1: Social Structure, Stratification and Social Processes in Society (selected sections)

Psychology

Some topics each from Chapters 1, 3 and 5 to 9

Political Theory

Full chapters of Chapters 9 and 10

Human Ecology and Family Sciences—Part I

  • Some topics of Chapter 6

  • Full chapters of Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10B, 10D

Human Ecology and Family Sciences—Part II

Full chapters of Chapters 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, Crossword Puzzle

Mathematics

Some sections each from Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16

Biology

Some sections each from Chapters 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 21

Chemistry

Full chapters from Unit 5, 9, 10, 11, 14

Physics

Some sections each from Chapters 1 - 15

Statistics for Economics

Chapter 6: Measures of Dispersion (full chapter)

Business Studies

Some sections each from Chapters 3, 4, 5, 8, 11

Accountancy—Financial Accounting

  • Chapter 2: Theory Base of Accounting (some sections) 

  • Full chapters of Chapter 8, 11, 12, 13


Class 10


First Flight – Course-B

Full chapters of Chapter 5, 6, and 6 (Poem)

Footprints without Feet – Course-B

The Hack Driver (full chapter)

Words and Expressions-I

Full units 5 and 6

Mathematics

Some sections each from Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Science

Chapter 5: Periodic Classification of Elements (full chapter)

Contemporary India-I

Some sections each from Chapters 1, 2, 4, 6

Democratic Politics-I

  • Some sections each from Chapters 4 and 6

  • Full chapters of Chapters 3, 5, 8


Class 9


Science

  • Why Do We Fall Ill? (full chapter)

  • Natural Resources (full chapter)

Contemporary India-I

Climate (selected sections)


Class 8


Science

Pollution of Air and Water (full chapter)

Social and Political Life-I

  • The Indian Constitution (selected sections)

  • Understanding Marginalization (selected sections)

  • Confronting Marginalization (selected sections)

Our Pasts-III

India After Independence (full chapter)


Class 7


Science

Weather, Climate and Adaptations of Animals to Climate (full chapter)

Our Pasts-I

  • The Delhi Sultans (selected sections)

  • The Mughal Empire (selected sections)

Our Environment

Human Environment Settlement, Transport and Communication (full chapter)

Social and Political Life-I

Struggle for Equality (full chapter)



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