The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) has changed the examination tests for grades 9 to 12. The CBSE circular of April 22 mentioned that the decision had been made to implement the skills-based learning mentioned in the National Education Policy (NEP 2020).
In his circular to the directors of CBSE affiliated schools, (academic) director Joseph Emmanuel said: “If the overall grade and the length of the exam are to remain the same, changing the composition of the assessment tasks would help us achieve the desired goals. In future sessions, more skill-based questions or questions evaluating the application of concepts in real / unfamiliar situations will be part of the question paper. “
“The 2020 National Education Policy reaffirmed the need to move from memorization to skills-based learning to focus more on developing students’ critical and creative thinking skills in order to proactively address the challenges of the 21st century,” adds the circular.
According to the modified questionnaire for students in grades 9-10, 30% of the questions will be skill-based in the form of multiple-choice questions, case-based questions, integrated source-based questions, or other types. The objective questions are 20 percent, the remaining 50 percent are short / long answers.
For students in grades 11-12, competency-based questions are 20%, objective questions 20%, and the remaining 60% are short or long answers.
Meanwhile, the CBSE canceled the grade 10 board exams and postponed the grade 12 exams to May 30. The board will publish a revised 12th grade board exam schedule on June 1.