New Policy aims CBSE Class 10 and 12 Students to Score Better Marks
The changes have been introduced under the National Education Policy which aims to make exams low stake and suggested offering more than one opportunity to score well for Class 10 and 12 board students
Earlier, if a student had to improve their performance in board exams, they had to wait a whole year to appear in the exam with the next batch. However, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has allowed students the flexibility to do the same and within the same academic year. With this rule, students now appearing for CBSE board exams will have a chance to re-appear for improvement papers to raise their scores. Moreover, the changes have been introduced under the National Education Policy (NEP) which strives to make exams low stake and suggested giving multiple opportunities to board aspirants to score well.
Herewith, Class 10 and 12 students will be allowed to increase their result in any one subject, in line with the NEP support. And to do the same, students will have to appear in the compartment exams which will be held “immediately after conduct of main exams”, informed CBSE. In fact, the better of the two marks scored in the subject will be counted during the declaration of results. Furthermore, candidates who will improve their performance will be issued combined mark sheets, as per the board.
However, if a student wishes to improve the score in more than two subjects, they will have to wait an entire year and appear with the next batch. The new rules will come into effect from the 2021 CBSE board exams, which are set to begin from 4th May.
In addition to that, CBSE has reduced the syllabus for all subjects by 30 per cent this year to reduce the extra stress away from students. Besides, this year the board has proclaimed to increase the number of application-based questions in the board exams. As per the NEP, the number of MCQs or application-based questions will rise by about 10 % every year to make the exams low stake.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman announced, in the press conference after the Union Budget, that a series of reforms will be introduced in the CBSE board exam system, not only exam pattern but also evaluation methods. These would be part of implementing NEP 2020 and would be introduced on phased-manner, she added.