- The change has been made in question paper and syllabus for March exams.
- The board has removed some chapters as well.
- They have also introduced 10 marks practical.
Mumbai, Maharashtra: With only three months left for Class XII Science exams, the Punjab School Education Board has changed the syllabus and question paper, that take place annually. Thus, students and teachers are quite surprised by the board’s decision at such short notice. Moreover, they already fear the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics are tough to score in.
As per the teachers of the affiliated schools, they have already covered the whole syllabus according to the earlier syllabus. Furthermore, they say that these changes would have been more appropriate had they been made at the start of the academic year in April. Similarly, a teacher said that “some chapters have been removed while questions that used to be of 10 marks will now be of six marks. Objective-type questions have been increased in all subjects. The PSEB following the CBSE pattern is good, but the timing is not apt.” – As reported by Tribune India
Here is the PDF of revised syllabus uploaded by PSEB on their official website.
A teacher of Mathematics told that the board has introduced 10 marks practical. The winter vacations will soon begin, and the special test will happen in January followed by pre-boards in February and Finals in March. Therefore, he worries there isn’t enough time to adjust to the changes in the syllabus.
For instance, the changed syllabus has excluded chapters of solid state and group 15 of p-block elements. On the other hand, they have introduced surface chemistry comprehension passage as well. Two chapters carrying importance in competitive exams of NEET and JEE (Mains) have been removed, said a Physics teacher.
The PSEB Director of Academics, Manjit Kaur confirmed the changes saying “The changes had to be made as we follow the CBSE pattern in totality. The CBSE itself made the changes in recent past. Moreover, detailed discussions were held with a panel comprising teachers before giving the final go-ahead.”
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