Major changes introduced in Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme of Class 10 and 12 Board exams in 2024

CBSE introduces major changes in Board Exams 2024 – In line with the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced major changes in the exam pattern and marking scheme of class 10 and 12 Board Exam 2024.  The new changes will help reduce the study pressure on students. 

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As per the new exam pattern, the competency-based questions will be increased in the board exam in 2024. A total of 50% of questions in class 10 and 40% of questions in class 12 will be based on the student’s ability to explain how he/she has used specific skills in his/her previous experience and how they approach problems, tasks, and challenges. With this, students can focus on understanding the subject instead of taking the path of rote learning.

According to the new Sample Question Paper, in Class 10, there will be 50 percent competency or case-based and other types of questions, 20 percent response type questions, 20 percent MCQ questions, and 30 percent constructed response questions (short answer/long answer type questions) Whereas in class 12, 40 percent of questions will be competency or case-based and other types, 20 percent will be response type, 20 percent will be MCQ questions, and 40 percent will be constructed response questions (short answer/long answer type questions). Candidates will have three hours to write answers to 15 to 35 questions.

The board has released the sample papers and additional questions for classes 10, 11, and 12 on the official website: to help the students get an idea of the board exam pattern and typology of questions in advance. 

CBSE has also said that students must take the school pre-board exam prior to the main exam to get acquainted with the exam pattern and marking scheme. CBSE Board Exams 2024 will begin on February 15, 2024, and are expected to end on April 10, 2024. The detailed schedule of board exams is yet to be released by CBSE.