CBSE planning to change the pattern of Class X exam
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to decrease the number of objective questions for Class X, 2020 onward.
As per reports, it will introduce questions that need more elaborate answers to encourage creative writing technique and discourage learning without thinking.
Earlier, CBSE had announced changes in Mathematics and English exams pattern as well.
Here are the details.
Changes are part of the routine review exercise
According to an official, "The changes will be part of the routine review exercise ahead of exams. Once the changes are finalized, sample papers will also be released so students get an idea and also get to practise the same before exams."
Moreover, the Board is looking for a way to decrease the number of questions and increase the marks per question.
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CBSE considering to diversify objective question format as well
The aforementioned step has also been taken to inspire students to write more detailed answers.
"It would not be an overhaul of the entire question paper but minor changes and students have nothing to worry about," the official pointed out.
Along with this, the Board is also considering techniques to diversify the existing objective question format, which carries one mark each.
Two-leveled examination worth 20 and 80 marks for English, Mathematics
Meanwhile, the Board recently announced that several changes will be introduced in the pattern of English and Mathematics papers for Class X from 2020.
According to the new changes, the exam will take place in two-levels instead of a single exam of 100 marks, which has been the format until now.
From 2020, the external/common exam conducted by CBSE will be of 80 marks.
Students can choose difficulty level for Mathematics paper
Further, the remaining 20 marks will be given by the school and those who can't clear it, won't be allowed to sit for the externals.
Notably, students will also get to choose the difficulty level of their Mathematics paper.
The catch here is that the students who opt for the easier version will not be allowed to take Mathematics in higher studies.
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