CBSE Presents New Skill Subjects For Class 9, 11; Adds New Expertise Modules For Middle Schools

The CBSE-affiliated schools are not expected to pay any expense for presenting the skill module and expertise subject at any level.


The CBSE has taken numerous drives for integrating Skill Training in its affiliated schools according to the rules of the National Education Policy  (NEP) 2020. Over 27 lakh understudies of Class 9 and Class 12 at present learning skill subjects in around 22,000 affiliated schools.

CBSE offers 22 Skill subjects in Class 9 and Class 10 and 43 expertise subjects in Class 11 and Class 12. The new ability subjects that have been presented for Class 9 incorporate  Design Thinking and Innovation, Foundation Skills for Sciences (Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology) and Electronics and Hardware. The new expertise subjects for Class 11 incorporate Design Thinking and Innovation, Physical Activity Trainer, Land Transportation Associate and Electronics and Hardware.

Presently, CBSE is offering 33 expertise modules for center school understudies. All expertise modules are for a length of 12 to 15 hours. 70% of the time span will be given to hands-on activities and 30 percent will be utilized for theory.

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The schools and understudies are allowed to choose one or more of these expertise modules. These ability modules will likewise be made accessible in web-based self-learning mode and understudies can take up the classes in internet based mode also. The assessment of these modules will be school-based and will ideally be project based. The assessment is to be finished by the school according to the measures given by the board. These modules can be presented through the individual hobby clubs (if any). The schools and understudies are allowed to pick any skill modules either at Class 6, Class 7 or Class 8.

CBSE in its round expressed, “The Scheme of Studies for the understudies picking expertise subjects in classes IX-X has been changed as follows: If an understudy concentrates on three necessary subjects (i.e., Science, Math and Sociology) and furthermore decides to concentrate on an Skill subject (provided as 6th optional subject), then, at that point, the total of best five including two languages(Subject 1 and 2) and the best three (from subject 3, 4, 5 and 6, including Expertise subject) can be considered for calculation of percentage”.

The CBSE-affiliated schools are not expected to pay any expense for presenting the expertise module and skill subject at any level. According to the revised affiliation Bye-laws of the board, a school doesn’t need to apply independently for presenting any supplementary subjects, including expertise subjects, except Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The school are required fill in the details in the Online Affiliated School Information System (OASIS) form and give the expected details.

“For the Syllabus, Learning Material/Workbook, Test Question Papers and Earlier Years’ Question Papers of the different Skill Subjects/Modules being presented by CBSE from Classes VI – XII, visit the ‘Skill Education’ webpage of the CBSE Academic website (Direct link:”, the CBSE circular added.

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