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NEP 2020 India National Education Policy 2020

Part I : School Education

New School Education Structure of 5+3+3+4 years

NEP 2020 New Education Policy envisages that the extant 10+2 structure in school education will be modified with a new pedagogical and curricular restructuring of 5+3+3+4 covering ages 3-18 as shown in the representative figure and elaborated in detail later under Chapter 4 (Curriculum and Pedagogy in Schools).

Currently, children in the age group of 3-6 are not covered in the 10+2 school education structure as Class 1 begins at age 6. In the new 5+3+3+4 school structure, a strong base of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) from age 3 is also included, which is aimed at promoting better overall learning, development and well-being.

NEP 2020 School Education Structure 5+3+3+4

New Pedagogical and Curricular Structure of in NEP 2020 for School Education

Foundational5Pre-School / Anganwadi / BalvatikaAges 3-63 Yrs
Class 1 to 2Ages 6-82 Yrs
Preparatory3Class 3 to 5Ages 8-113 Yrs
Middle3Class 6 to 8Ages 11-143 Yrs
Secondary4Class 9 to 12Ages 14-184 Yrs

( Source : PDF of NEP 2020 New National Education Policy 2020 document in Ministry of Education in India website.)

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NEP 2020 Introduction

Part I. SCHOOL EDUCATION in NEP 2020 (5+3+3+4 Structure)

1. ECCE Early Childhood Care and Education : The Foundation of Learning
2. Foundational Literacy and Numeracy: An Urgent & Necessary Prerequisite to Learning
3. Curtailing Dropout Rates and Ensuring Universal Access to Education at All Levels
4. Curriculum and Pedagogy in Schools: Learning Should be Holistic, Integrated, Enjoyable, and Engaging
5. Teachers in NEP 2020
6. Equitable and Inclusive Education: Learning for All
7. Efficient Resourcing and Effective Governance through School Complexes/Clusters
8. Standard-setting and Accreditation for School Education


9. Quality Universities and Colleges: A New and Forward-looking Vision for India’s Higher Education System
10. Institutional Restructuring and Consolidation
11. Towards a More Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education
12. Optimal Learning Environments and Support for Students
13. Motivated, Energized and Capable Faculty
14. Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education
15. Teacher Education
16. Reimagining Vocational Education
17. Catalysing Quality Academic Research in All Fields through a new National Research Foundation
18. Transforming the Regulatory System of Higher Education
19. Effective Governance and Leadership for Higher Education Institutions


20. Professional Education
21. Adult Education and Lifelong Learning
22. Promotion of Indian Languages, Arts and Culture
23. Technology Use and Integration
24. Online and Digital Education: Ensuring Equitable Use of Technology


25. Strengthening the Central Advisory Board of Education
26. Financing: Affordable and Quality Education for All
27. Implementation of NEP 2020
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