Deciphering the National Curriculum Framework (NCF)

  Aug 28, 2023

Understanding the National Curriculum Framework (NCF)

What is the NCF?

The National Curriculum Framework (NCF) is a roadmap for education in India. It guides how schools design lessons, tests, and teaching methods.

Key Changes in the New NCF:

Languages: Students in Classes 9 and 10 will learn three languages, two of them Indian. In Classes 11 and 12, they'll study two languages, one Indian.
Language Skills: The NCF wants students to become good at least one Indian language.
Board Exams: Students can take Board exams twice a year, keeping their best score.
Aligned with NEP 2020: NCF follows the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 for creating textbooks.
Subjects: More mandatory subjects in Classes 9 and 10. Options like art, social science, and more.
Learning Balance: Content in social science will come from local, regional, national, and global levels.
Flexible and Green: Students can choose subjects, and they'll learn about the environment.
Exam Changes: Exams might happen more often, testing what's recently learned.
Modern Textbooks: Books for Classes 3 to 12 will match today's needs while respecting our traditions.
Guidance: NCF helps make better education plans, promoting modern learning while staying true to our culture.


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