The Central Board of Secondary Education has made some landmark changes in its education system. This evolution includes the changes in the exams pattern for class 10 and 12, the question papers in encrypted form, the conduction of the exams soon, the release of the results early, no homework for class 1 and 2 etc.
Exams will be Held from February 2019
As per the recent notification released by CBSE, the board exams of class 10 and class 12 will be held in the month of February 2019. Earlier, the vocational and the core subjects’ exams were used to be held in the month of March itself. But from 2019 session, CBSE will conduct the skill education (vocational) exams in February while for the core subjects, the exams will be conducted in March. CBSE has taken this initiative for the convenience of the students. There are 15 vocational subjects in Class 10 while 40 skill education subjects have been offered for class 12. There are also some other subjects such as Graphics, Office Communication, Web Applications which have less than 500 students. So, CBSE has decided to conclude the exams of these subjects in the month of February 2019 while March 2019 will be used for the main exams for the core subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Languages, Chemistry, Biology, Geography etc.
Results will be Announced Earlier
The High Court of Delhi has directed CBSE to release the results earlier from this academic year. Delhi HC added that the results of from the main exams to the revaluation results must be announced sooner. So, HRD Minister, Prakash Javedkar has also directed CBSE to make efforts in this direction.
This year, many students have faced the problem due to the late revaluation result. Thus, this initiative will be very helpful for the students.
Two Test Paper Options for Class 10 Mathematics
This decision of CBSE has given a sigh of relief to the students. Now, the candidates of class 10 will get the option to answer a standard-level or the existing-level mathematics question paper. The students who do not want to pursue Mathematics for the higher studies can opt the standard level of Maths. There is also a committee of 15 members comprising mathematics experts. The syllabus would be the same for the students. But they will get the chance to choose one question paper on the basis of their convenience.
Digitalization of the Question Papers
To avoid any kind of paper leak in the board exams, CBSE has made a change in terms of question papers. So, the board launched a pilot project as the encrypted form of question papers. For Class 10 Compartment exams, CBSE issued the encrypted question paper to the principal of the respective schools and the principals were able to download it right before the exams by using the user id and password. There were some issues with this step. So, CBSE is trying to improve it and will apply this step from the next year.
No Home Work for Class 1 and class 2
Madras High Court instructed CBSE to remove the ritual of giving the homework to class 1 and class 2 students. Also, the weight of the bags should be 1/4 to the weight of the student. The regional officers of CBSE and the Association of Management of Private Schools are instructed to prescribe the NCERT syllabus to the students.
These are some initiative taken by CBSE this year. Share your views regarding these steps. To do so feel free to use the comment section given below.