From 2012, new syllabus for Classes IX, XI
The changed syllabus will also help students deal with the issue of 40 per cent difference in the syllabus followed in Maharashtra and the one by the Medical Council of India for the proposed National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The Science and Maths syllabus of the state is being upgraded so that both the syllabi will be same, ensuring that students from the state board are not at a disadvantage when it comes to competing with students from elsewhere.
For Classes X and XII, changes will be introduced in 2013. The upgraded syllabus which is the State Curriculum Framework will be in accordance with the National Curriculum Framework.
"We have already put the draft syllabus on our website (www.msbshse.ac.in) and have invited objections and suggestions from parents, teachers and students till November 30," said MSBSHSE chairperson Ujjwala Patil.
While changes have been made in all subjects, the ones that have gone through major revamping are Science, Maths, Political Science, Language (Marathi), Sports and Physical Education.
Science and Maths
The board had introduced a new syllabus for the two subjects last year. Now, the papers will be have 60 marks theory, 20 practicals and 20 internal exams. The internal exams will have group discussions, interviews, projects requiring surveys and analytical