In line with folks accustomed to the matter, the Central Board of Secondary Training (CBSE) has determined to modify to its earlier follow of conducting board exams for lessons 10 and 12 solely as soon as in a yr from the educational yr 2022-23.

The board final yr introduced two units of board exams for college kids presently in school 10 and 12 to organize for any “unprecedented scenario” which will come up because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary set of exams was carried out between November and December 2021 in an goal a number of alternative format, and the second set of exams is scheduled from April 26, 2022 as subjective or lengthy reply paper.

There was hypothesis that the board would proceed with the two-day examination train in future additionally because the transfer was beneficial within the Nationwide Coverage on Training (NEP) 2020.

Nevertheless, a senior CBSE official, who didn’t want to be named, mentioned, “The board determined to conduct two time period exams for the session 2021-22 to forestall any unprecedented scenario brought on by the pandemic. Whilst NEP 2020 favors two-term exams, it has been determined to modify to the earlier train for now and conduct a set of board exams on the finish of the educational yr. The stakeholders additionally urged an examination coverage.”

Because of this for individuals who at the moment are coming into class 10 and 12, just one set of board exams might be carried out on the finish of the 2022-23 educational yr.

The choice comes at a time when college leaving board examinations won’t be included for admission in all central and several other state universities. A centrally carried out entrance take a look at (Frequent College Entrance Take a look at, or CUET) rating will decide admissions from this yr onwards – a transfer that might undermine the significance of board exams.

Principals and college students of CBSE affiliated faculties have welcomed the choice.

“Exams are a giant train not just for the scholars, but additionally for the colleges and lecturers. It is vitally difficult to conduct two units of exams as faculties need to cease all different actions on the time of board exams. Jyoti Arora, Principal, Mount Abu Public Faculty, Rohini mentioned, It’s a nice reduction that CBSE is now going again to the earlier follow of ultimate examination.

Shambhavi Singh, a category 12 pupil at a Delhi authorities college in Kalkaji, mentioned, “Giving two units of board exams will grow to be actually tough at a time when CUET has been launched for faculty admissions. We won’t simply hold giving exams. Now we can concentrate on just one set of exams and faculty entrance examination.”

In the meantime, for the 2021-22 batch, the board is but to determine the weightage to be given to Time period 1 and Time period 2 examinations. “The Board has obtained numerous representations from faculties requesting that extra weightage be given to the opposite. length examination. It’s inspecting the representations to take a choice relating to the weightage,” the CBSE official quoted above.

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