CBSE publishes new Syllabi for Academic Year 2017-2018

The latest CBSE syllabi for Secondary and Senior Secondary classes for the new Academic Year Apr-2017::Mar-2018 is now available at the official CBSE portal.

The syllabi for French 018 (Classes 9-10) and French 118 (Classes 11-12) can be downloaded from the following link at Latest CBSE Syllabi.

French 018 for Classes 9-10

There is a change in the Examination Structure with the scrapping of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in Secondary School. Instead of 2 summative assessments there will now be a single examination at the end of the academic year. The curriculum content, however, remains the same.

French 118 for Classes 11-12

The syllabus and examination structure remains unaltered in the Senior Secondary classes.


CBSE makes Class X Board Exams Mandatory wef AY 2017-18

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the official notification of restoring of Class 10 board examinations with effect from the academic year 2017-18.

Currently, a CBSE students can opt to sit for either the board exam or a school-based examination. There are four Formative Assessments (FA) and two Summative Assessments (SA), especially for class X, in which teacher evaluate a student with 70% of marks. With CBSE class X board becoming compulsory from 2018, 80 percent weightage will be allotted to the marks scored in examinations while 20 per cent will remain with school-based evaluation.

For detailed information on the Remodelled Assessment Structure effective for Class X from the Academic Year 2017-18, check out the following links

Introduction of Third Language in Grades IX & X by CBSE

The CBSE’s proposal to make mandatory three languages for Class-X board examination is not likely to be implemented till 2019-20 academic year.

The CBSE had in December sent the proposed formula for secondary education to MHRD, according to which the students taking Class-X board exams will have to study three languages, including English as main subjects.

“The proposal will not apply for batches taking the Class X board exams till 2019-20 because the government does not want to disturb students already following the current scheme,” a senior official said.

Under the new plan, a student would have to take up two Indian languages listed in Schedule-VIII of Articles 344(1) and 351 of the Constitution of India (read more). The third language would be English.

All three languages would be main subjects in the Class X board exams. Students can study a foreign language, or a non-listed Indian language, as an additional subject, which will be non-qualifying in nature.

What is the Three Language Formula?

Links to Newspaper Articles:

India Today, New Delhi, Feb 3, 2017: CBSE won’t apply its 3 Indian language plan for Class 10 Board exam till 2020
Times of India, Feb 3, 2017: CBSE’s 3-language plan won’t apply till 2020 Class X boards
The Indian Express, Feb 4, 2017: CBSE Class 10 board: 3 languages not mandatory before 2019-20
Business Standard, Feb 3, 2017: 3 languages for CBSE X board not compulsory before 2019-20

What is the Three Language Formula?

Under the National Education Policy, the three-language formula means students in Hindi-speaking states should learn a modern Indian language, apart from Hindi and English and, in non-Hindi-speaking states, they should learn Hindi along with the regional language and English.

At present, the formula is applicable only till class 8 in CBSE schools and Class X students study two languages, including English.

For more information, check out the following links:

CBSE French Syllabus for Grade 10 for AY 2015-2016

The Central Board of Secondary Education has revised the textbook of French language ‘Entre Jeunes’ for class X for the academic session 2015-16. As the revised textbook has 12 lessons in contrast to earlier book which had 10 lessons, the first six lessons will be taught in Summative-I and the last six lessons will be set for the Summative –II.

For more information on the changed textbook and corresponding changes in the syllabus, check out the official CBSE circular dated 8-Jul-2015 at the following link:

The French Syllabus for the academic session 2015-16 may be downloaded from the following link: Secondary School Curriculum 2015-16: Languages/ Volume – II.

However, please note that CBSE has not published a revised edition of the syllabus post publication of its new grade 10 French textbook.

Keeping in view the French syllabus for grade 10 for AY 2015-16, as published by CBSE at its official site and the CBSE circular dated 8-Jul-2015, the following generalisations have been made to aid students, educators and parents in preparing for the subject.

Section A: Syllabus content of Reading/Comprehension section remains the same as published by CBSE at the link given above.

Section B: Again, no change. Please follow syllabus at link.

Section C: The grammar content for SA-I and SA-II will be in accordance with the grammar content in lessons 1-6 followed by that in lessons 7-12, respectively.

Section D: Like Section C, the content of this section will covered as follows:

  • SA-I: Lessons 1-6
  • SA-II: Lessons 7-12

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French Syllabi for Grades 9-12 for 2015-2016 published by CBSE

CBSE has published the Syllabi for Grades 9 – 12 for all subjects for the Academic Year Apr-2015::Mar2016. Visit the official CBSE site.

French curriculum for Grades 9-12 can be downloaded from the following link at our website: CBSE Syllabi.

There is no change in the French syllabus for Grades 9 and 10. The textbook for Grade 10 remains the same as last year.

For Grade 11, Section C (Grammar) and Section D (Literature) has been modified.

Grade 12 French syllabus has undergone change in Section D (Literature).

Packages P09B & P10B Discontinued

We are discontinuing Packages P09B and P10B for grades 9-10 which provided solutions to Mahitha Ranjit’s Cahier d’Exercices 1 & 2 published by Saraswati House Pvt. Ltd.

The solutions to the two workbooks can be obtained directly from the publisher’s website at However, the solutions to the writing skills section are not included.

You can avail the solutions to the writing skills section by subscribing to our packages P0907 for grade 9 or P1007 for grade 10. All you have to do is send us the questions and we will send you the solutions by email or upload them on your account page.

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New Entre Jeunes Textbook for Grade 9

The Fourth Revised ONLINE Edition of Entre Jeunes for the ninth graders is now available for download at the official site of CBSE.

The textbook is not yet available in hard copy.

The new textbook has 12 lessons divided into 4 units. There is an extensive BILAN or assessment after each unit.

The new edition does not have a Cahier d’Exercices.

Check out

  1. For more information on CBSE-prescribed textbooks for French
  2. to download the new Entre Jeunes for class 9
  3. to download the new Syllabus for Class 9 for Apr’14-Mar’15