The number of Class X students opting for the CBSE school-based exams has been reducing in Mumbai. It has dropped to just 5% as compared to the last year's 14%, though the school-based exam is being considered at par with the CBSE board exams.
Out of the total 5, 361 students registered in Mumbai for the CBSE Class 10 exams this year that kicked off on 01 March 2014, only 297 have chosen for the school-based board exam. The number of school-based exam students for the last year, 2013 was 809, and that for the preceding year 2012 was 1,100.
The similar situation has been prevailed across the entire state of Maharashtra, as only 2,628 students out of the total 33,360 registered for the CBSE Class 10 exam 2014 in the state have gone for the school-based exam.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) introduced the school-based exams for Class 10 and 12 four years ago to help students deal with the stress related to the board exams. However, the idea does not seem to have hit the right chord, as a very least number of students go for it.