Pilot for national credit framework for CBSE classes 6, 9 and 11 to start soon


The Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE, intends to initiate a trial of the National Credit Framework (NCrF) for grades 6, 9, and 11 starting from the academic session of 2024-25. It has invited its affiliated schools to participate in this trial run.

As part of implementing the National Education Policy (NEP) of 2020, the government introduced the National Credit Framework (NCrF) last year. This framework aims to facilitate the seamless integration of school, higher, and vocational education, allowing students to accumulate credits from pre-primary education to PhD level.

The CBSE has developed and circulated draft guidelines for NCrF implementation, which were discussed in multiple workshops and approved by the Union Ministry of Education. To further evaluate their effectiveness in real-world scenarios, the board plans to pilot these guidelines in schools affiliated with CBSE for classes 6, 9, and 11, starting from the 2024-2025 session, as stated in a letter addressed to school principals.

Interested principals are requested to share their contact details through the provided link (https://forms.gle/5AB2iuxa1k62r2E3A) for participation in this pilot program.


Students have the opportunity to earn credits through various avenues including classroom instruction, laboratory activities, projects, participation in sports and performing arts, involvement in NCC and social work, vocational education, and experiential learning. These pathways encompass a wide range of experiences and professional levels attained by students.