The CBSE on Monday introduced a revolutionary decision that will rework the board examination system within the coming years. At current, CSBE exams are carried out for sophistication 10 and 12 on the finish of the yr, however the board has now introduced that the exams will probably be carried out twice within the tutorial session 2021-22.
The tutorial session will probably be bifurcated into two phrases — time period I exams of a period of 90 minutes will probably be held in November-December 2021 and time period II exams will probably be held in March-April 2022 at examination centres. Teachers and students have shared a optimistic response to the board’s decision.
Ajay Choubey, vice principal, Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Hari Nagar, New Delhi, says that the transfer is suitable maintaining in thoughts that Covid will influence the present tutorial cycle.
“Though the formula is new to use, we believe that it is for the benefit of both students and teachers. The whole year was full of uncertainties and surprises, but a well-planned route map will ensure better learning outcomes this year. Since classes are expected to continue online, reducing and dividing the syllabus into two will provide flexibility and deeper understanding of concepts,” he provides.
A Mumbai-based scholar counsellor, Swati Salunkhe believes that this could have been performed throughout the tutorial session 2021-22. “Students should take it up as a semester-based system which is followed in colleges. Consequently, the exam pattern and paper checking procedures will also change. Since the announcement has been made much in advance, students and parents are relieved this year. Students will have a clear understanding of what they need to study for board 1 and board 2,” she provides.
Sindhura Narayana, managing director of the Narayana Group, says that the proactive launch of the particular evaluation scheme for CBSE class 10, 12 gives much-needed readability.
“The provision to upload internal assessment marks on the CBSE portal, if done in a timely manner, will allow for discrepancies in marking by various schools to be identified and rectified ahead of time. The only point of concern is the authenticity of exam results in the case of students attempting the term 1 and term 2 exams from home. Some form of proctoring will have to be envisaged to ensure that no malpractice occurs during the exam,” she provides.
Students are additionally relieved that now they are going to be capable to put together higher for the doorway exams as board exams is not going to occupy their minds a lot. 17-year-old Bodhita Gautam Mishra, who will seem for board exams in 2022, says that dividing the syllabus into two elements is a optimistic course in easing out students’ stress.
“Since the first board exam, which will be conducted in November/December 2021, will have only 50 per cent multiple-choice questions (MCQs), it will a complete shift from the old pattern. After the syllabus will be rationalised, we will be able to keep up with our entrance exam preparations. Earlier, we used to revise the whole class 12 syllabus for both boards and competitive exams. Now, it will give us more time to revise the syllabus for entrance exams,” says Bodhita, who’s a scholar of SR Public School, Kota.
Aayush Pratap, a category 12 scholar of the 2020-21 batch, says that the new scheme is a lot better than what they skilled as board aspirants amid the pandemic.
“The scheme ideally should have been adopted in 2020 when the pandemic had hit the country. Completing the syllabus is a fight for teachers, especially during pandemics. However, the existing exam system at the end of the year promotes role learning to a great extent. Since colleges also follow a semester system, this will prepare students better for their upcoming educational life,” he provides. Aayush is a scholar of GD Goenka School, Jammu.