CBSE to bring major changes in exam pattern of Class 12 Board – The sources from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have announced that the CBSE Class 12 Board exam would see some major changes in exam pattern from next year (2020) onwards. The Board will be putting more focus on the internal assessment marks of its students.
An official stated that the internal assessment would carry 20 percent of the overall marks. Subjects such as Arts and Science would follow similar criteria. The paper pattern would also see some major changes. Board will now be putting more emphasis on the objective questions.
CBSE has introduced many changes to tackle the issue of rote learning, to increase reasoning ability among its students and introduce analytical learning. To ensure that from now onwards practicals are conducted in a fair manner, the CBSE recently issued a circular which states that from now onwards Class X and Class XII Practical exams would be conducted at the different centres and not at the schools where the students are actually studying.
There would also be changes in the evaluation process of these classes. Each evaluator would get to check 20 answer sheets instead of 25
Apart from that, even Class X Board evaluation is going to see some major changes. Earlier the Board had introduced internal marking for English and Maths subjects and two level Exam option for Maths. Now, more elaborated answers would replace objective questions in a process to introduce creative writing. Apart from that, the Board is also thinking of introducing reducing question numbers and increase marks allotment per question so that students write more detailed answers.
A CBSE official further stated that they are not going to overhaul of the entire question paper, but there would be certain minor changes and students don’t have to worry about it. The objective questions which carry one marks each will also undergo some changes.