The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to conduct class 10 and 12 finals on same dates but in two shifts. According to the CBSE board this move will help reduce the examination period and will give teachers extra time to check answer-scripts.
This plan was designed after the CBSE board met principals of some top schools in the national capital and its satellite cities.
The plan to set common dates for both final exams, with Class 12 in the morning and Class 10 in the afternoon, is likely to decrease the overall duration of the finals.
“By conducting Class 12 and 10 exams on the same day we can reduce the examination period and provide more time to the evaluators,” a senior board official said.
“Efforts are made to further improve the system,” the official said. The meeting with principals was called to gather views “before deciding anything on the evaluation and examination system”, the official said.
“A longer evaluation period will be better for students. This will give teachers more time to look at the answer sheets, maybe more teachers can look at them. This will ensure fewer errors,” a principal said.
“We are looking at restricting the number of copies that can be evaluated by a person in six hours so that quality is maintained,” the CBSE official said.