Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) plans to introduce certain changes in its Class 10 examination pattern, with an aim to ease the burden of Class 10 students.
Class 10 candidates can also choose their difficulty level in the Mathematics paper. Those who opt for an easier version, however, could not take mathematics as a major subject in higher studies.
According to report by Indian Express , the current mathematics subject will be called mathematics-standard and the easier level will be called mathematics-basic. The same will be introduced from 2020 onwards as well.
According to a circular by the board candidates will be accesed both internally and through the board examination for Maths and English from the next academic session.
The Board will be conducting two-level exams for class 10 mathematics and English papers from 2020 onwards. According to a report by Indian express, a total of 20 marks will be assigned for school-based assessment in each of the exams.
With this rule being implemented, the regular theory exams will be conducted for 80 marks instead of 100 marks.
Students will have to clear the school-based exams first to gain a seat in the Board examination, a system which was being followed in some of class 12 subjects exams earlier and now has been extended for class 10 board exams too.
Observing that the need for school-based ‘internal assessments’ is increasing, CSBE has called the move ‘learner-centric’
The board has sent the notice to affiliated schools and is likely to be available for the public soon.