CBSE envisions the all-round development of students in consonance with the holistic approach to education and therefore, has done away with artificial boundary between the co-curricular domain and the curricular domain.

Secondary Curriculum (IX-X) provides students a broad and balanced understanding of subjects including languages, Mathematics, Science and Social Science to enable students to communicate effectively, analyze information, make informed decisions, construct their worldview in alignment with constitutional values and move ahead in the direction of becoming productive citizens.

The recent focus of CBSE is on the development of 21st century skills in settings where each student feels independent, safe and comfortable with their learning. The Board hopes that schools will try to align curriculum in a way so that children feel more connected to it and apply their learnings in real life contexts. To achieve this aim, it is important that children acquire adequate knowledge and skills in other core areas like Health and Physical Education, Life Skills, Value Education, Art Education and Work Education.