Being a tenth grader under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was never a tedious task. The optional policy allowed students to either appear for board examinations or the exam set by the school itself. But now, the CBSE board has decided to withdraw its policy, thus making class tenth board exams compulsory, again.
Board Exams Back Again ?
A proposal to set the CBSE board exams compulsory for every student from the session of 2017-2018 has been approved by the governing body of the CBSE. While students have raised concerns about the move, principals and teachers from various schools under the CBSE have welcomed it. The Board has implemented this change because they believe that the CEE system has hampered a student’s ability to cope with pressure in colleges and universities.
This move has received a mixed response. On one hand teachers believe that this change will enhance a student’s grasping power but on the other hand, parents are concerned about how their children would cope an increase in workload.
The examination will be divided in two parts. Eighty percent of weightage will be given to marks scored by the students in their exams and will be evaluated by the Board. The rest will be evaluated by the school based on a student’s performance in school tests.
A ‘3 language formula’ has also been implemented which has been recommended to the HRD ministry to include three languages: Hindi, English and Modern Indian Language as a part of syllabus till the tenth grade.
Although, the move will benefit students in the long run, they will have to quickly transition themselves to cope up with these changes.