Board examinations will be conducted twice from 2024-25 academic session, with students having the option to retain the best score


The Union Education Ministry has launched the new curriculum framework with major changes in the education system, in line with the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020. According to the new curriculum framework, board examinations will be held twice a year, and students will be allowed to retain the best score from the academic session 2024-25., as informed by TOI

The ministry said, “Board exams will be offered at least twice a year to ensure students have enough time and opportunity to perform well. Students can then appear for a board exam in subjects they have completed and feel ready for. They will also be allowed to retain the best score.”

In the current system of boards, exam is conducted once in a year and the students do not have the chance to take it when they are ready, or a second chance to clear it if they miss the first opportunity.

The new curriculum framework includes the following changes –

  • Board examinations to be conducted twice a year and students will be allowed to retain the best score.
  • Exams will evaluate knowledge and competency rather than months of training and memorization.
  • Without stream restrictions, students in grades 11 and 12 will have more freedom to choose their subjects.
  • Students in grades 11 and 12 must study two languages, at least one of which must be an Indian language.
  • Additionally, textbooks are to be developed for the 2024 academic session.