Approved in the 47th Annual General Body Meeting of the Board held on 13.05.2005 and accepted by the Govt. of Odisha, Deptt. of School and Mass Education/ Bhubaneswar in its letter no. IX SME(BSE) 01/2005/13207 SME Dated. 02.07.05

A. Subject to be Studied

Every pupil shall study the following languages namely,

1. First Language
2. Second Language
3. Third Language
4. Mathematics
5. Science
6 Social Science
7. Work experience
8. Art Education
9. Health & Physical Education

B. Structure of Language

Every pupil shall study the following languages as detailed below :-

  • 1. First Language – (Mother Tongue)
    • [Odia / Bengali / Telugu / Urdu / Hindi / Alternative English)
  • 2. Second Language – [ English/Hindi ]
    • English for those who do not offer English as their First Language.
    • Hindi for those who offer English as their First Language.
    • Environment & Population Education for the hearing impaired students only.
  • 3. Third Language – [ Hindi/Odia/Sanskrit/Persian.
    • Hindi or Sanskrit for those who offer Odia as their First Language.
    • Odia or Hindi or Sanskrit for those who offer Bengali / Telugu as their First Language.
    • Hindi or Persian or Odia for those who offer Urdu as their First Language.
    • Odia or Sanskrit for those who offer Hindi as their First Language.
    • Odia or Sanskrit or Persian for those who offer English as their First Language.
    • Visual Arts for the deaf and dumb Hearing Impaired students only.
N.B A student with hearing impairement may on his application be allowed to offer
  • Environment and Population Education in lieu of Second Language and
  • Visual Arts in lieu of Third language. He/she shall have to offer one language under first language.
 Such students offering Environment & Population Education / Visual Arts in lieu of 2nd language / 3rd language will not be allowed to offer the subjects as optional subjects

The syllabus of the above said “Environment & Population Education” will be same with “Environment & Population Education (optional)” under Group-B.

Class-X students with hearing impairement will have to apply through the Headmaster concerned well in advance to avail themselves of the above said facility.

C. The Scheme Structure & Weightage

The New Scheme of studies for Classes IX will contain the following internally assessable compulsory subjects with number of papers and maximum marks indicated against each.

Scholastic Subjects

1. 1st Language One 100 05
2. 2nd Language One 100 06
3. 3rd Language One 100 03
4. Mathematics One 100 07
5. Science One 100 08
6 Social Science One 100 08
Six 600 37

Co-Scholastic Subjects

9. Work Experience One 100 04 One 100 04
10. Art Education One 50 02 One 100 02
11. Health and One 100 03

Other School Activities

12. Library Work and Debating 01
13. School Broadcasting Programme – – 01 01
Three 200 11


  1. Four periods allocated to Work Education shall be in two consecutive periods each time twice a week.
  2. Two periods allocated to Art Education shall be taken once a week in two consecutive periods.
  3. The periods allocated to Health and Physical Education should as far as possible, be the last period of the day thrice a week, so that the children can continue their games beyond the school hours if they so like.

D. Instructional Time ad Duration of School Hours

  • There will be 210 working days or 35 working weeks for class-IX and 120 working days or 20 working weeks for Class X for instruction during an academic session
  • The duration of school hours will be six hours as usual. There may be eight periods a day and duration of such period may be forty(40) minutes.

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