|Decision by CBSE – A Quick Glance
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to change the exam paper pattern of Class 10 and 12 from 2020 as a part of a modification and enhancement that also includes holding vocational subject tests earlier (in February) and early declaration of results.
The idea is to reduce or diminish student’s habit of rote learning. The new paper pattern will test their analytical abilities and make them future ready. Because just reading, rather by hearting and writing in the paper is not going to enhance their knowledge. Hence, this change in pattern is can be viewed as a revolutionary step by CBSE.
According to CBSE official this change in Class 10 and 12 paper pattern will take next three to four months to get crystallise. But the board has already begun its preparation by making the changes in the pattern from 2020.
“The questions will be more in the nature of problem-solving There will be more short questions (between 1 to 5 marks). The stress would be on probing the critical thinking abilities of students and test actual learning outcomes rather than allow students to score high marks by virtue of rote,” said a senior HRD ministry official.
The board is also looking at completing all exams in March itself to give maximum time for evaluation and to declare the results earlier than expected.
In short the focus of CBSE from now will be more on imparting quality education to students that will help them in future. This is a fresh wave of progressive thought by CBSE.
Also published on Medium.