In order to improve the education system of India, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning yet another change in the question paper pattern for Class X and XII examination. CBSE plans to reform the structure of Class X and XII exams effective from year 2020 as a part of revamp. It also includes holding vocational subject tests earlier in February. Officials said the new exam pattern would test students on their analytical abilities and reduce the scope of memorization.
The board has also submitted new “CBSE bylaws” to the ministry for approval, according to which the focus during affiliation or renewal of schools will be on academic quality of institutions. For the inspection of infrastructure in schools, the board will place reliance on reports of the recognising authorities, that is, the respective state education departments. The board is also looking forward to complete all exams in March itself, so as to create more room for evaluation and declare the results earlier.
What is the reason behind CBSE to introduce changes for class 10th and 12th ?
The New Plan
- Question papers to be designed to check the problem-solving and analytical thinking of students
- Paper pattern to be revamped to include more short answer-type questions like those ranging from 1 to 5 marks
- Vocational course exams to be held in February, and the final board exams to conclude by March “in around 15 days,” as per a senior official
- Results likely to be declared earlier than the schedule followed in current structure.
- More emphasis to be put on improved quality of academics.
- State governments would evaluate schools’ working criteria.