Published: 19th September 2019
TN Class XI students can opt for only three core subjects instead of four from next year
According to the GO, from next academic year, the students can write only three core subjects against the existing practice of appearing for four core subjects
Instead of four core subjects, the Class XI students can opt for only three subjects from next academic year. The Tamil Nadu government issued an order in this context on Wednesday.
According to the GO, from next academic year the students can write for only three core subjects against the existing practice of appearing for four core subjects. For example a science stream student can select a combination of three subjects like Mathematics/ Physics/Chemistry or Physics/Chemistry/Biology or Mathematics/Physics/Computer or Chemistry/ Biology/Home Science depending upon their future plans.
“Earlier Higher Secondary first year students had to write all four core subjects Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. But those who opted for engineering courses their Biology marks was not taken into consideration similar was with Medical courses. Hence, in order to reduce the stress of students this order is introduced where they need to write only three subjects depending on their future preference of course. The students will be more focused and can concentrate on the subjects of their choice,” said director of school education, S Kannappan.
Even the students of Arts stream and vocational stream will also get the opportunity to select three core subjects. This new system will be implemented from 2020-21.