Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Beginning 2023, the Uttar Pradesh Board (UP Board) will be introducing a host of changes in the curriculum. These include a new pattern of question papers for class X, multiple-choice questions in exams, internships for class IX and XI students and focus on linking Sanskrit with technology are said to be amongst the key changes that the UP Board will be introducing.
According to the officials of the board, starting 2023, 30 per cent of the questions in all subjects for class X board exams will be multiple-choice questions and students will be given optical mark recognition sheets (OMR) to answer them. The same pattern will be implemented for class XII UP Board exams from 2025.
The board will also be introducing a new programme, wherein students of class IX and XI will get internships. This will increase the employability of the students.
UP Board secretary Divyakant Shukla said on Thursday, “Thirty percent of all questions in examinations will be objective and OMR sheets will be given to students to answer them. We have already used this format in class IX examinations this time, and from next year, the same will be replicated in class X examinations too.”
The decisions were taken during a meeting presided by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday where senior officials gave presentations on how the state board’s functioning could be improved.