In order to upgrade the skills and proficiency of the young generation and also to provide them awareness to explore about various career options the Central Board of Secondary Education has started offering 15 Vocational Courses in different sectors at Secondary level. The skill education envisions imparting the procedural knowledge and skills to the students that will enable students to excel and emerge successful in real situation of both work and life.
It works towards imparting an education that is holistic, meaningful and skill oriented which instils among the youth a sense of usefulness and responsibility. At Secondary Level, vocational subject is offered as additional sixth subject along with the existing five academic subjects.
If any student fails in any one of the three elective subject (Science, Mathematics and Social Science), then it will be replaced by the vocational subject (offered as a 6th additional subject) and result of Class X will be computed based on best five subjects. However, if a candidate desires to reappear in the failed subject, he or she may appear along with the compartment examination.
Employability Skills Syllabus for Class 09 (Common for all subjects)