The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has confirmed that there will be no alterations to the current curriculum or textbooks for all classes except for grades 3 and 6 for the upcoming academic year, according to a recent notice issued on Wednesday.

In a new directive, CBSE has instructed all affiliated schools to continue utilizing the same textbooks for other classes as used in the previous academic year (2023-24). The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has communicated to CBSE via a letter dated 18.03.2024 that new syllabi and textbooks for grades 3 and 6 are in the process of being developed and will be released shortly. Therefore, schools are directed to adopt these new materials for classes 3 and 6, replacing the NCERT textbooks issued up to 2023. Additionally, NCERT is creating a bridge course for grade 6 and concise guidelines for grade 3 to aid students in smoothly transitioning to new educational practices and study areas in line with the NCF-SE 2023.

The board emphasized that there will be no modifications to the curriculum and textbooks for other classes for the academic year 2024-25, which begins on April 1, 2024. Furthermore, the board will publish the annual curriculum for classes 9 to 12, detailing academic content, examination syllabi with learning outcomes, pedagogical practices, and assessment guidelines. All these guidelines are formulated based on the National Curriculum Framework for School Education (NCF-SE) 2023, adopted by CBSE.

CBSE has also urged schools to align their educational practices with the recommendations outlined in NCF-SE-2023, which includes following guidelines on content, pedagogical strategies, assessment methods, and other relevant areas as periodically communicated by the Board. The curriculum for the academic year 2024-25 will be accessible on the website '', with specific links provided for the secondary and senior secondary school curriculum for classes 9 to 12.