CBSE to Provide 2-Level English Exams, 10% More Competency-Based Questions Every Year

The Central Board of Secondary Education [CBSE] will provide 2-level exams for English and Sanskrit languages from the next academic year 2021. As of now, the Mathematics examination is organized in two-level i.e., standard and basic for the 10th class students. The suggestions are associated with the new National Curriculum Framework [NCF] proposed under the National Education Policy [NEP] 2020.

CBSE to Provide 2-Level English Exams

The new National Education Policy also proposes making the board exams financially manageable. As part of the suggestion, the CBSE board had introduced MCQs or application-based questions last year. This year, the central board has planned to increase the total number of such questions. The Ministry of Education issued an official notice recently. As per the notice, it stated that the number of competency-based questions for 10th and 12th class board exams will increase by 10% every year in a step-by-step procedure.

The Central Board of Secondary Education will introduce an improvement exam from the year 2021, said the Ministry of Education in an official notice. The official statement stated that ‘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.’

Later, in-principle approval has been provided for establishing the National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Mission. A special committee has been established for preparing a framework on FL&N, the classification of learning outcomes, etc. After NEP 1968, NEP 1986, and altered NEP 1992, third in its series, the NEP 2020 comprises a wide range of spectrum of school education starting from pre-primary to senior secondary.

Some of the recommendations have altered timelines as the policy is made for the next 20 years. As a result, the implementation of NEP will be conducted in a phased manner. DoSEL has set a draft implementation plan with task lists associating each recommendation with tasks, responsible agencies to execute the task, timelines and outputs state the ministry. The self-governing organizations of this department and 31 states and UTs offered 7177 suggestions or feedback are included in the task list.

Some of the expert groups have analyzed them and a few crucial suggestions have been integrated into the final version of the implementation plan. As per the ministry, the document will be finalized and will be issued soon. Stay tuned to this website to get the latest educational news, results, and more.

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