The Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE is thinking of introducing some changes in the Class 10 examination pattern by decreasing the number of questions. Reducing the number of questions and increasing the marks per question will encourage board students to write elaborative answers in their exams. One of the CBSE official said, “The entire question paper format will be not changed, but only a few minor changes will be introduced and students have nothing to worry about." It will be a part of routine exercise before the exam and if the changes are finalised, then sample papers will be published on the official website for better understanding of changes. Students, who are going to appear for CBSE Class 10 board exams, can practice these sample papers to get familiar with the new paper format.
The Central Board of Secondary Education board is also mulling methods to diversify current format of objective questions carrying one mark each. The board has already introduced some changes in the latest curriculum released for class 10 Social Science. As per the latest curriculum, the board will not test a total of five chapters namely Forest and Wildlife, Water Resources, Democracy and Diversity, Popular Struggles and Movements, Challenges to Democracy in Class 10 Social Science Board Exam 2020. But, the same chapters will be evaluated in the periodic tests conducted by schools. The decision was taken by the Central Board of Secondary Education support curriculum rationalisation exercise undertaken by the ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). The main objective of this activity is to reduce the burden of the curriculum on students and encourages them to avoid rote learning and improve their creative thinking. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a national level board of education in India for public and private schools, controlled and managed by the Union Government of India.