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Salient Features of the CBSE Secondary School Curriculum

The Curriculum prescribed by CBSE strives to: 

  1. provide ample scope for physical, intellectual and social development of students; 
  2. enlist general and specific teaching and assessment objectives; 
  3. uphold Constitutional values such as Socialism, Secularism, Democracy, Republican Character, Justice, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Dignity of Individual and the Unity and integrity of the Nation by encouraging values-based learning activities; 
  4. nurture Life-Skills by prescribing curricular and co-curricular activities to help improve self-esteem, empathy towards others and different cultures etc.; 
  5. integrate innovations in pedagogy, knowledge and application, such as human sciences with technological innovations to keep pace with the global trends in various disciplines; 
  6. promote inclusive education by providing equal opportunities to all students; 
  7. integrate environmental education in various disciplines from classes Ito XII; 
  8. equally emphasize Co-scholastic areas of Art Education and Health and Physical Education. 


Objectives of the Curriculum:

The Curriculum aims to: 

  1. achieve cognitive, effective and psycho-motor excellence.
  2. enhance self-awareness and explore innate potential. 
  3. attain mastery over laid down competencies.
  4. imbibe 21st century learning, literacy and life skills.
  5. promote goal setting, and lifelong learning.
  6. inculcate values and foster cultural learning and international understanding in an interdependent society.
  7. acquire the ability to utilize technology and information for the betterment of humankind.
  8. strengthen knowledge and attitude related to livelihood skills.
  9. develop the ability to appreciate art and show case talents.
  10. Promote physical fitness, health and well-being. 
  11. Promote arts integrated learning.


  • Integrated subject 


  • English
  • Second language: Telugu
  • Third language:  Hindi
  • Mathematics
  • EVS


  • English
  • Second language: Telugu / Sanskrit
  • Third language:  Hindi
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science


  • English
  • Second language: Telugu / Sanskrit
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Information Technology (Skill Subject)