The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that it will be introducing changes in the examination pattern of class 10th and 12th from the 2019-20 session in order to develop critical thinking and reasoning ability in the students and discourage the practice of rote learning.
Replying to an unstarred question in the Lok Sabha during the Winter Session, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, “The internal choices will be implemented on 33 per cent of the questions for the students. The one-mark objective type questions will be around 25 percent of the questions in all subjects. Internal assessment will count for 20 percent marks in subjects in which there is no practical assessment.”
He was replying to the question raised by MPs Keshari Dev Patel and Chirag Paswan.
The changes that will be introduced to curb the rote learning process are reducing the number of questions, more internal choices, an increase in the number of objective type questions and reduction in subjective questions and introduction of internal assessment in all subjects.
These changes will be introduced in the class 10th and 12th scheduled to be held in 2020.