CBSE makes changes to Class 10, 12 board exam pattern for 2024
CBSE has changed how the class 10 and 12 board exams will be graded in 2024 by adding more multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and giving less weightage to questions that need short or long answers.
As per the CBSE, the goal of the move is to gradually bring assessment in line with the recommendations of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. These changes may only be in effect for the 2023–2024 academic year, as the new National Curriculum Framework is slated to bring about new reforms (NCF).
To quote, Joseph Emanuel, director, CBSE (Academics) “The National Education Policy, 2020, has affirmed the need to move from rote learning to learning more focused on developing the creative and critical thinking capacities of students to meet the challenges of the 21st century proactively. The board is initiating changes in the examination and assessment practices for the academic session 2023-24 to align assessment to Competency Focused Education“. He added “that in the forthcoming session a greater number of Competency Based Questions or questions that assess application of concepts in real-life situations will be part of the question paper”
In class 10, 50 per cent questions will be competency-based in the form of MCQs, case-based questions, source-based integrated questions or any other type. The weightage for such questions in the last academic session was 40 per cent.The objective questions will now necessarily be MCQs with 20 per cent weightage.
The weightage for short-answer and long-answer-type questions has been reduced to 30 percent from 40 per cent last year. Class 10 MCQ Question Bank > English, Hindi, SST, Science
In class 12, 40 percent of the questions will be competency focused in the form of MCQs, case-based questions, source-based integrated questions or any other type. In 2023 board exams the weightage for such questions was 30 per cent.
In class 12 too, the objective questions will now necessarily be MCQs with 20 percent weightage. The weightage for short-answer and long-answer-type questions has been reduced to 40 per cent from 50 per cent last year.