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NCERT: NCERT has not removed the periodic table from its books, but now students of class 11th will study it instead of class 10th. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has issued a clarification following widespread criticism over the removal of the periodic table from Class 10 textbooks. The NCERT said the subject has not been dropped, but has been shifted to Class 11 textbooks in an effort to reduce the burden on students in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this regard, NCERT has mentioned the reasons for revision of class 10th syllabus by tweeting. NCERT wrote that during the situation of COVID-19 pandemic, students of all stages of school education had to struggle a lot to continue their studies through online and other means.
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As per NCERT, Class 9th covers fundamental concepts like elements, symbols, compound formation, atoms and molecules. While the class 10th syllabus includes topics including chemical reactions, acids, bases, salts, metals, non-metals and carbon. A detailed study of the Periodic Table has been reserved for students studying Science in class 11th and 12th.
In class 10, chemical reactions; acids, bases & salts; metals & non-metals; carbon & its compounds have been covered. Students pursuing science in classes 11 and 12 will study the details of Periodic Classification of elements (Periodic table).
— NCERT (@ncert) June 1, 2023
The council said that the syllabus has been revised after considering all aspects. Concerns were expressed over the syllabus by various stakeholders including Parliamentary Standing Committee, NCERT. NCERT said that in the revision those things are given priority, which can be easily understood by the children.