CBSE To Introduce ‘Applied Mathematics’ For Class XI, XII


New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to introduce a new elective subject ‘Applied Mathematics’ for Class XI and XII from the upcoming academic session 2021-2022.

A circular from the Board stated that the existing syllabus of mathematics aligns with science subjects and not with other subjects including commerce or social science.

The new subject ‘Applied Mathematics’ will be covering mathematics and its application in the field of business, economics and social science, claimed the board.

The circular from the Board stated, “It is expected that the new subject is taught by connecting concepts to the application in various fields, thereby enabling students to develop 21st century competencies such as critical thinking, problem solving, logical reasoning, mathematical thinking, etc.”

Last year, CBSE had introduced two levels of mathematics for Class X  students- basic and standard. The students who pass basic math in Class 10 X will be allowed to take up Applied Mathematics in Class XI.

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