According to reports the Ministry of Human Resource and Development preparing proposal for setting up National Assessment Centre. The Government body under the MHRD is meant to act as a generic body that oversees that various school Boards.
Currently, the 31 school boards in India have their individual system for exam pattern, assessment and evaluation. This is seen as a reason behind the unusually high scores of students in Class 10 and 12 Board examinations.
The NAC to be set up will see that there is uniformity among these Boards and will advise new assessment patterns to school boards. It will also encourage collaborations between different school Boards and will act as a medium via which the different boards can share best practices.
The body will see that inflation of marks as a result of competition among various boards is prevented.
The New Education Policy plan for reforms in the school assessment centre will also see the NAC playing a key role and is expected to transform the same by the academic session 2022-23.
In addition, NAC will also shoulder the responsibility to guide the State Assessment Survey and also undertake the National Assessment Survey, the largest annual school survey which will monitor the achievement of learning outcomes across India.