The reason for switching to foreign boards seems to be the most logical decision for most private schools or for the ones which already have as admission nowadays into top colleges and universities, both within India and abroad, require their students to be able to think critically, conceptually and develop research and analytical skills.
The students of CBSE schools have asked the HRD minister to put back the compulsory Class 10 board examination. The same had been made optional few years back by the Kapil Sibal, the ex-Education Minister. These students also criticized the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), more so the implementation than the concept. The CCE was introduced in 2009 as a substitute to the conventional exams.
Speaking on the occasion, Smriti Irani, HRD Minister, said that UK has also agreed to lend a helping hand to the students facing a visa related issue. “Till now, CBSE students faced a problem as their certificate was not being recognised by several institutes. We raised this issue with UK earlier also and I am happy to state that they have worked on our concern and all UK universities will recognize the certificates,” Irani excerpted
The Central Board of Secondary Education had introduced the grading system back in 2010 for the schools associated with the board. The students had been provided with the option of choosing the internal marking system, known as the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), in case they wanted to continue with the school after Class X. While doing so, the external board exams were restricted to only those who were interested in moving to another school.
The admission will be done through an Entrance Exam in which eligible candidates will have to appear. There will be a written entrance exam designed to test the knowledge, skill and aptitude of the candidates for the programme opted. There will be no negative marking.
MR Jayaram, Chancellor, MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences- Bengaluru, shared with The Hindu that the objective was to, “separate entrance test from admissions”. “We will not be conducting counselling; the individual universities will conduct their own counselling for admissions based on the scores of the students in the online test. They will announce a cut-off,” he said as he is also on the board of directors of the foundation.
T Ravi Raju, Vice-Chancellor, NTRUHS, excerpted to The Hindu, The examination pattern was also changed such that the candidates have to answer questions based on images and case studies. Hitherto, they were given only multiple choice questions without any pictorial element in them.”
The online application for JEE Main 2015 has begun from today; November 07, 2014, for registration in UG programmmes in NITs, IITs and other centrally funded technical institutions.
The tool relies on various metrics including the performance of students from Classes 9 to 12 in the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) and problem solving assessments (PSA). Ratings will be provided to schools as well as the students at a scholastic and co-scholastic basis.
The last date for completing the online registration process is December 18, 2014. The examination fee at the time of registration can be paid either through debit card/credit card or through E-challan generated on successful completion of the application.