Under the new curriculum, students will have to study 10 subjects, in place of present 14, for their Secondary School Certificate examination
The government plans to introduce a uniform curriculum for the secondary level of education in 2022 academic session.
Sources at the National Curriculum and Textbook Board said once the new curriculum comes into effect, there will be no separate groups for science, humanities and commerce in the secondary level.
However, in the higher secondary level they will have to choose a group for their study.
The textbook board has started working on reforming the existing curriculum from Class I to Class X. Students of Class I and VI will get textbooks as per the new curriculum from 2021.
Students of classes II, III, IV, VII, and IX will be brought under the new curriculum in 2022, and students of classes V and VIII in 2023.
Textbook board Chairman Professor Narayan Chandra Saha said the reform is very crucial for "making students capable to compete in the international arena".