CBSE to Introduce Changes for Class 10 & 12 Board Paper Patterns in 2020

Meritnation|Aug 23rd, 2018 07:50pm

The Central Board of Secondary Education has been reported to be planning changes in the question paper patterns in Class 10 and Class 12 exams, which will reflect 2020 onwards. The exam schedule for both main and vocational subjects are some of the areas where changes will be seen.


Reasons for the Changes


The changed patterns of the board exams for both classes will be designed to discourage rote learning, state MHRD sources. Some other reasons are as follows:


  • The new pattern would test students on their analytical skills and reasoning abilities instead of blind copy pasting of textbook text
  • The board has also claimed that this step will produce a better result and the academic quality of institutions will be renewed


Here are a few ways in which the pattern are expected to be altered, according to media reports:


  • Question papers to be designed to check the problem-solving and analytical thinking of students
  • Paper pattern to be revamped to include more short answer-type questions like those ranging from 1 to 5 marks
  • Vocational course exams to be held in February, and the final board exams to conclude by March “in around 15 days,” as per a senior official
  • Following the early wrapping up of boards, the results are likely to be declared earlier than the schedule followed in the current structure.


The new plan will also focus on improving aspects like the quality of academics in institutions such as teachers, learning outcomes and pedagogy. The changes are subject to approval by the HRD ministry and are still at the discussion stage.



Stay tuned to this space for more information and updates on CBSE Class 10 and 12 board exams, exam schedules, results and much more.


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