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What is the difference between Core Mathematics & Applied Mathematics?

As the 10th CBSE and ICSE boards got cancelled now students are in confusion about their class 11th stream selection. Among multiple confusions, one of the most common confusion is to choose between core and the applied mathematics.


This article will help the students to understand the basic difference between core mathematics and applied mathematics. We will be discussing the syllabus, applications and career options linked with the CBSE mathematics curriculum.


The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) offers multiple subject combination for students moving to class 11th. All a student need to do the proper research on a subject and its future applications. We will be helping you to solve this puzzle of mathematics.


The introduction of mathematics as one of the optional subjects in the CBSE curriculum for class 11thand 12th was done for the students who want to continue with mathematics as per their future career options and interests. A student selected among core and applied mathematics.


Below is the detailed difference between applied mathematics and core mathematics.

Parameters of difference of Core & Applied Mathematics:



The difference between Core Mathematics & Applied Mathematics on basis of Topics involved




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