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CBSE Class 10 maths exam likely to have two test paper options from next year

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to give two options for the Mathematics paper of Class 10 board exams in 2019. The students appearing in the exam may choose the type of test paper they want to answer.

Students will have a choice to select standard-level or a higher-level mathematics question paper while filling the forms for the CBSE class 10 board exam later this year.

There will be no change in the syllabus for the exam. As students would be examined at two different levels, those who don’t want to pursue maths for higher studies can choose to answer a simpler question paper.

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According to the officials, this may start as a pilot project from March 2019 itself and, depending on its success, could be extended to the Class 12 board exams. A committee comprising mathematics experts from universities, schools and the National Council of Educational Research and Training 15-member committee (NCERT) has been formed by the board in this regard.

The National Curriculum Framework (NCF) document states that all subjects should be examined at two levels by the board, beginning with maths and English. It also said that students should have the choice between higher and standard level,” said a maths expert who was consulted.

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