CBSE Board 2024: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has revised its assessment practices for the academic session 2023-24 by introducing more competency-based questions and reducing the weightage given to short and long-answer questions. These changes align with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 recommendations. These changes, however, might be limited to the 2023-24 academic session only as the board exams are likely to be reformed next year with the introduction of the new National Curriculum Framework (NCF).
New Assessment Practices for CBSE Board Class 10th
As per the revised assessment practices for class 10th, 50% of the total questions will be competency-based in the form of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), case studies, source-based integrated questions, or any other type. The weightage for such questions in the last academic session was 40%. The paper's objective section now includes MCQs with 20% weightage. The weightage for short-answer and long-answer questions has been reduced to 30%, which was 40% last year.
New Assessment Practices for CBSE Board Class 12th
For CBSE class 12th, there will be 40% competency-based in the form of MCQs, case-based, and source-based integrated questions. The weightage for such questions in the last academic session was 30%. The objective questions will now necessarily be MCQs with 20% weightage. The weightage for short-answer and long-answer questions has been reduced to 40%. Last year, it was 50%.
Check CBSE Board Class 10th, 12th Revised Assessment Scheme - Here
Assessment and Evaluation Practices of CBSE Board 2023-24 Session
In a notice released by CBSE, it has been stated that: “The National Education Policy, 2020 has affirmed the need to move from rote learning to learning more focused on developing the creative and critical thinking capacities of students to meet the challenges of the 21st century proactively. The board is initiating changes in the examination and assessment practices for the academic session 2023-24 to align assessment to Competency Focused Education.”