NCERT to cut syllabus by half

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In a bid to provide relief to school students, the NCERT syllabus will be reduced by half from the 2019 academic session, said Prakash Javadekar, Union Human Resource Development Minister. He also said that examinations and detentions would be introduced to bring back an element of competition for better outcomes. However, a child will a given a chance to pass in re-exam and if he fails, then only he/she will be detained.