The Central Board of Secondary Education has changed the paper pattern of English (Core) subject. The students who are going to appear for 2019 session exams will get the different question paper for class 12 English Core exam. The changes have been made on the basis of the feedback given by various stakeholders and subsequent deliberation in the meetings of Committee of Courses of the Board and subject experts.
CBSE has made the changes by decreasing the question numbers in Section A. In English (Core) question paper, the candidates use to get the three reading passages. But now, the students will get two passages instead of three. Candidates will have to attend 19 questions now. So, they will get 5 MCQs, 9 very short answer type questions, and 3 short answer type questions from passage one and 2 long answer type questions from passage two.
CBSE has also changed the marking scheme for class 10 English subject. Section A contains the total 30 marks.
Earlier, the total number of questions in Section A was 24 but now it has been decreased to 19 questions. In totality, the questions have been reduced from 40 to 35.
The board has released the paper pattern and the marking scheme officially on the board’s website. The information is present in a pdf file and is present on cbse.nic.in.
CBSE board exams for class 10 and class 12 will begin after February 15, 2019. In a circular released by CBSE to the affiliated schools, the students can check the exam commencement date. The exam for the vocational subjects will be held in the second half of February 2019. For the core subjects, the exams will be conducted in the month of March 2019.
There are some reports, according to which the exams will begin from February 19, 2019. But there is no official confirmation about the exact date for the exams.
The practical exams for class 10 and 12 will be conducted from the month of January 2019 to February 2019. Candidates will be able to appear for the practical exams according to the selected subjects.
For the board exams, the registration process has been started. The respective schools are responsible for making the students to fill the registration forms.
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