The Central Board of Secondary Education has taken another new step for 2019 board exams. From 2019, the students of class 10 will get the chance to choose one option such as a standard-level mathematics paper or the existing-level mathematics question paper. Candidates will have to make the choice at the time of filling out the application form later this year.
CBSE has confirmed that there is a committee of 15 members comprising mathematics experts. The committee contains the experts from the Schools, Universities, and from the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
In the month of May 2018, the reports said that there would be two sets of question papers of Mathematics. The syllabus would be the same for the students. But they would be inspected at two different levels. So, the candidates who do not want to pursue Maths for the higher studies can answer the simple question paper.
According to the Officials, this initiative will be started as a pilot project from March 2019. The model will be extended to Class 12 on the basis of its success rate.
Officials also stated that according to the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) documents, all the subjects should be examined at the two levels, beginning with Maths and English. He also added that the students must have the choice of opting the levels between the higher and standard level. The higher-level paper is likely to have more questions on Applied Mathematics and involve higher order thinking skills (HOTS).
For the several schools, CBSE has received the requests to introduce the two-question-paper-mode for the convenience of the students.
There are several boards present in overseas which have the similar system. For instance, the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). It offers a core curriculum and the extended curriculum to a majority of the students. Also, the International Baccalaureate (IB) has adapted the same scheme.
CBSE board exams 2019 for class 10 and class 12 will be conducted in March 2019. It is confirmed that the vocational exams will be held in the latter half of February 2019 and the core subject exams will be conducted in the month of March 2019.