CBSE planning to do away with current 10+2 Education Format to adopt 5+3+3+4 Pedagogical Structure from 2023-24
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), based on recommendations by the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is planning to do away with the current 10+2 Education Format to adopt the 5+3+3+4 pedagogical structure from the next academic session 2023-24
As per the report by Times of India, CBSE chairperson Nidhi Chhibber said the board will be issuing directions for the same and create a school registry, teacher registry, and a student registry that could track the growth of the 5+3+3+4 system throughout various stages of schooling.
The board will soon issue an order asking all CBSE board-affiliated schools across the country to make provisions for a migration from the current 10+2 system to the proposed 5+3+3+4 one.
According to the CBSE chief, the inclusion of 3- to 6-year-old children in formal education is a salient feature of the NEP and highlighted that several CBSE schools, through pre-nurseries and preparatory schools, are already into younger children’s education.
As per the NEP 2020, the new pedagogical structure divides children’s education into four stages. The first is the foundational stage of five years and the next two stages, preparatory and middle stage of three years each. The secondary stage will be four years long.
As part of the NEP, the board exams for grades 10 and 12 will continue. As per the NEP, the students will be allowed to take these examinations on two occasions during a school year and the main examination will be compulsory, while the improvement exam will be optional.
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