The segment on VAT carrying four to six marks will be replaced with GST from 2020 as the earlier tax regime has been discontinued, the Council For Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) confirmed. The decision on introducing the new chapter was taken last year. Students who will appear in the ICSE exam in 2019, will not have to study either VAT or GST.
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has decided to include the topics related to GST and demonetisation in the existing syllabus of subjects, such as economics, business studies, accountancy, and political science, minister of state for human resource and development Upendra Kushwaha had informed the Rajya Sabha in August last year. He had added that while publishing the reprinted editions of their textbooks for the academic year 2018-19, NCERT will make the changes.
The reprinted editions of the NCERT books have been updated and relevant issues included. Most CBSE affiliated schools and Kendriya Vidyalayas follow the NCERT curriculum.
Assam Board has introduced GST from the Class XII curriculum while UP Board has decided to include GST in Class X syllabus.