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CBSE to Revive Class 10 Board Examinations from 2018

Sep 30, 2016 12:10 IST

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to bring massive changes in the board exam pattern for Class 10 from 2018 session.

    According to CBSE chairman, Rajesh Chaturvedi, Class 10 board examinations would be revived from the year 2018. Rajesh Chaturvedi, who was in Patna on Wednesday, said the system of evaluation through examinations, which was made optional by the board, will be reintroduced for students of Class X from the academic year 2018. It’s not possible to implement the considered changes in the examination pattern in the coming year 2017 as time is short but will come to be effective from 2018.  

    The matter of bringing in these major changes in the Class 10 board exams is likely to be discussed with the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and state boards under the direction of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

    Rajesh Chaturvedi said “ The students need to write descriptive answers instead of just relying upon the multiple choice questions.”

    He also added that the intended changes in the education system are must in order to improve the quality of education.

    Previously the CBSE had replaced the marks system with that of grades. But many students and teachers were unhappy with this move as the grading system does not make any distinction between, say, a student who scores 89 and one who gets 81.

    Chaturvedi said there was also a growing need to establish a set of rules and a uniform mechanism for the recruitment of teachers.“CBSE would also plan focused training of secondary and higher secondary teachers.” he added.

    Chaturvedi said the board had strengthened its affiliation norms and was working towards eliminating the schools which do not meet basic standards of teaching.

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