CBSE to introduce English and Sanskrit language papers in two levels for academic session 2021-22

From the academic session 2021-22, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will introduce English and Sanskrit language papers in two levels. Currently, the Board offers Mathematics and Hindi at two levels. This is done to reduce the stress levels of the students. In addition, the Board will also introduce improvement exams under National Education Policy (NEP) implementation from next academic year.

CBSE have already introduced competency-based questions in the Board exams for Class 10 and 12 in a phased manner. The board will increase the number of questions by 10 percent every year.

As per the official statement released by the Ministry, “the major portions of NEP will be covered under the new National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and centrally sponsored schemes. The groundwork for NCF is initiated and it is likely to be developed in the next academic session that is 2021-22.”

DoSEl had prepared a draft implementation plan with Task lists linking each recommendation with tasks, responsible agencies to carry out the task, timelines, and outputs to achieve the goals and objectives of NEP 2020. This task list has been shared with the States/UTs/ Autonomous Bodies to provide their feedback/suggestions. After analyzing the feedback by expert groups, important suggestions have been included in the final version of the implementation plan.