Board Exams to be Allowed Twice a Year as Per New NEP 2020: HRD Minister

The Cabinet has announced the new National Education Policy in recent times. It’s been more than 34 years since the cabinet has made changes to the education policy. After a long period, the Cabinet has come up with several changes to the education policy. One of the major changes that caught the attention of every individual in the country is conducting board exams twice a year.

Supporting holistic learning and assessment patterns, the Cabinet has given minimal priority of exams in its new education policy. Concerning this, the students can take part in the board exams twice a year. During an interview, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the education, and HRD Minister said that the 10th and 12th class board exams would become easy for the students if they are permitted to take part in the exams two times a year.

Board Exams to be Allowed Twice a Year as Per New NEP 2020

This particular concept was also suggested in the previous year through the draft education policy. Intending to test the competency skills of the students rather than testing their memorization skills, the concerned authorities have brought these changes in the new education policy. The minister said, ‘All students will be allowed to take the board examination twice during any school year to eliminate the higher risk aspect of final examinations. The main examination and improvement will be allowed if necessary.’

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According to the new National Education Policy, the remaining changes will be introduced probably in the future. The upcoming changes include holding separate exams for subjective and objective-type questions, semester-wise or modular board exams, and conducting exams at various difficulty levels. Another major change introduced in the National Education Policy 2020 is extending the free education age limit to 18 years.

The NEP 2020 also proposed a 5+3+3+4 structure for school education rather than following the 10+2 format of education. Besides these changes, the new policy also planned to assign a single regulator for higher education institutions excluding the medical and law colleges. All the major changes in the national education policy might be executed or not sometime in the next academic year. Stay tuned to this website to get the latest updates about various educational news.

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