The learning areas will include:
I&II Two Languages (Core/Elective) out of
Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujrati, Kashmiri, Kannada, Marathi, Malyalam, Manipuri, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, Limboo, Lepcha, Bhutia, Mizo, Nepali, Tibetan, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Notes: I. Out of the languages, one shall be English or Hindi, both English and Hindi can also be offered simultaneously.
2. The languages may be offered either at Core/Elective level. The same language, however cannot be offered both at the Core level and Elective level.
3. A candidate has the freedom to offer, in lieu of one of the two languages above, any other elective subject provided under III below.
Note: English can be offered at any of the three levels given below:
1. English Core
2. English Elective
3. Functional English
III to V. Three Electives out of the following: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Engineering Drawing, Economics, Political Science, History, Geography, Business Studies, Accountancy, Home Science, Fine Arts, Agriculture, Computer Science/Informatics Practices, Multimedia and Web Technology, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Music and Dance, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Studies and Creative Writing and Translation Studies.
Note: 1. The candidate shall opt either for Computer Science or Informatics Practices. However along with either of this, they can opt for Multimedia and Web technology. Thus, a Candidate can opt for maximum of two IT based Courses.
VI. General Studies
VII. Work Experience
VIII. Physical and Health Education
A candidate can also offer an additional elective which may either be a language at elective level (out of those mentioned above) or, any other elective subject. While transacting the Curriculum due emphasis should be laid on National Identity and Value Education. Schools are expected to draw their own programmes in this area in accordance with the guidelines contained in the brochure ‘National Integration through Schools’ published by the Board, Likewise, programmes in General Studies, Work Experience and Physical and Health Education be planned in accordance with the guidelines brought out by the Board.
Bridges between Vocational and Academic Streams
Bridges between Commerce-based vocational courses/packages and the subjects pertaining to different disciplines under the Academic Stream have also been provided. Accordingly, Business Studies, Accountancy and other subjects can be combined, subject to meeting the obligations required under the prescribed scheme of studies, with the following areas from the commerce based Vocational Courses:
1. Typewriting in English (code no. 607)
2. Stenography in English (code no. 608)
3. Typewriting in Hindi (code no. 609)
4. Stenography in Hindi (code no. 610)
5. Marketing (code no. 613)
6. Consumer Behaviour and Protection (code no. 615)
7. Storekeeping (code no. 617)
8. Store Accounting (code no. 618)
These electives can be offered along with Business Studies, Accountancy and other subject to the following stipulations:
(i) Not more than two electives from the above list be offered.
(ii) These papers be not combined with the electives related to similar disciplines under the academic stream in order to avoid duplication e.g. Store Accounting (code no.618) can not be combined with Accountancy (code no. 055)
(iii) If Stenography in Hindi or English is offered, it is obligatory to offer Hindi Typewriting or English Typewriting respectively as the case may be to make the combinations more meaningful. English Stenography, however, cannot be combined with Hindi Typewriting or corollarily Hindi Stenography with English Typewriting.