CISCE Class 10, 12 – Syllabus Reduced, Syllabi Links Here

Since the country has been subject to extended lockdowns, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has decided to reduce the syllabus for Class 10 and 12 in the year of 2022. ICSE and ISC 2022 will both have new syllabi for English and Indian Languages.

In light of the board’s traditional language emphasis in its curriculum, this is a noteworthy move. CISCE is expected to reduce the number of other subjects on its curriculum as well. 

Reduction of CISCE Syllabus for Class 10, 12

  • CISCE has revealed that the deduction will also affect other subjects besides English and Indian Languages. 
  • Consultation of subject experts – The council has emphasized the need to reduce the syllabus only after consultation with subject experts, who will be responsible for ensuring that education quality won’t be compromised at any cost.
  • CISCE’s chief executive and secretary, Gerry Arathoon, has released a statement stating there will be no compromise on the quality of the content. He said “CISCE has initiated the process of syllabus review for various subjects at the ICSE and ISC levels specifically for Classes 10 and 12, for the Examination Year 2022, to identify portions of the syllabus which may be reduced, without compromising on the quality of content.”

It is available on the official website of CISCE – – under the ICSE and ISC tab: Regulations and Syllabuses.

Details of the reduced CISCE syllabus for classes 10 and 12

In India, all schools have been closed since March of last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Online classes, however, have been functioning. During this pandemic, instructional hours have not been the only thing lost. The teaching-learning process has also been negatively affected.

Even though ICSE and ISC exams were cancelled this year, teachers and students have been confronted with the challenge of completing the diverse curriculum of Class 10 and 12. In light of this, the decision to reduce the syllabus has been considered appropriate by all stakeholders. 

Reduced portions of the syllabus include:


As part of the reduced syllabus for English Paper 2 (Literature) in Class 10, students are required to study:

1. Merchant of Venice – Only Act III, IV, and V

2. Four poems 

  • I know why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  • The Patriot – Robert Browning
  • Abu Ben Adhem – Leigh Hunt
  • Nine Gold Medals – David Roth

3. Four Short Stories

  • The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Andersen
  • The Blue Bead – Norah Burke
  • My Greatest Olympic Prize – Jesse Owens
  • All Summer in a Day – Ray Douglas Bradbury


The following are the topics students are required to study in English Paper 2 (Literature) for Class 12:

1. The Tempest – Only Act III, IV, and V 

2. Five short stories 

  • To Build a Fire – Jack London
  • The Story of an Hour – Kate Chopin
  • The Singing Lesson – Katherine Mansfield
  • The Sound Machine – Roald Dahl
  • B. Wordsworth – V.S. Naipaul

3. Five poems

  • The Darkling Thrush- Thomas Hardy
  • Birches– Robert Frost
  • Crossing the Bar – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Dover Beach – Matthew Arnold
  • We are the Music Makers – Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy

Direct Link To Syllabus PDF


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