CBSE discontinue Sample Papers for classes IX, X

The Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to discontinue issuing of ‘blue prints, sample question papers and marking schemes’ in all major subjects for class IX and X.

The Board used to provide a model template to serve as a guide for entailing uniformity in assessment, and proper coverage of the curricula. However, the Board officials say that it has been noticed that a large section of students and examiners are ‘punctiliously’ following these documents, which is preventing the open-ended approach and diversity in expression, style and content.