The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has cancelled the class 10 board exams. Now that the boards have been cancelled, a new assessment model shall be used for promoting students to next class. For now, it is only known that ‘objective criteria’ will be used and CBSE is to develop this.
Apart from this, no other information has been provided, putting students in a state of ambiguity. Students now seek clarification on what exactly is the ‘objective criteria’. To help students, Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal explained, “The Class 10 students will be promoted on the basis of CBSE objective criterion. The marks will be evaluated by combining the practical examination performance and internal assessment. CBSE will make a plan for objective criterion to evaluate the marks and to promote the students.” The explanation was given by the minister via a tweet.
In simple terms, objective criteria are those set of rules or guideline which are prepared after considering all the aspect and is favourable for both the parties. Hence, whatever the board will decide will prepared keeping in mind that no student is at loss. Since the exams are not being held, high possibility is that candidates will be assess on the basis of performance in the internal and the practical exams.
Apart from this, students will also be given a chance to appear for the exam. This chance will be given to those students who will not be satisfied with the result prepared as per the ‘objective criteria’. These exams will be held when the COVID-19 situation in the country will become a bit better. CBSE will announce the dates later on.
Does objective criteria favours some while put other at disadvantage?
No, CBSE will prepare objective criteria keeping in mind that no student is at loss. It will not put favourite student at advantage. Instead, all the students will be assess on the same scale.
Objective criteria applicable for class 12th as well?
Talking about the class 12 board exams, then the exams have been postponed until further notice and not cancelled. The COVID-19 situation will be reviewed first on June 01, 2021. Based on the situation, decisions will be taken and a notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations.
The Board exam for class X and XII conducted by CBSE were scheduled to begin from May 4, 2021. But the COVID-19 second wave in the nation has made the situations worse. Schools have been shut down in 11 states. Since CBSE is a centralised board and has the responsibility to hold the exams at the national level, the situations of all the states have to be taken into consideration.