CBSE announces changes in Class 10 and Class 12 Board Exam Pattern

Meritnation|Aug 23rd, 2019 06:00pm

The Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to make major and important changes to the pattern of the CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 Board exam patterns for the year 2020. After having announced two-level exams for Class 10 Maths and English, and a two-level Maths exam, the board has now expressed the intention to reduce the number of questions in the Class 10 board exam papers. The pattern will now involve more objective-type questions that have scope for creative writing, instead of ones that require rote learning.

In case of Class 12 as well, the board has decided to give more importance to internal assessment and practical performance of students. The weightage held by internal assessment for all subjects will be 20% of the total marks, and arts and science subjects will hold equal weightage.

Once these changes have been finalised, sample papers will be handed out to schools so that students may get an idea of the new pattern and also get some practice before the exams.

While CBSE has claimed in a series of tweets that students are excited for the upcoming changes, experts seem to have a few disagreements with the idea. Some educationists believe that these changes might make the exam overly simple and how it will affect students is yet not known.

Others say that these reforms cannot be introduced for only for the senior classes and that a more structured approach towards exams, starting in the lower classes, is required.

What do you feel about the recent changes proposed by CBSE? Tell us in the comments below.

For more details and updates on CBSE Board exams and more, stay tuned to this space.

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