The Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education [MPBSE] has redesigned the exam pattern for the 10th and 12th class upcoming board exams. As of now, the board examinations will be conducted on a diminished syllabus. Besides this, the latest news is that no long-form questions will be asked in the upcoming board exams for the 10th and 12th class students. The exam will be conducted on the revised syllabus that the government had already diminished by 30 percent.
As per the latest new exam pattern, it comprises objective, subjective and analytical questions. Each question will be awarded 4 marks which is the highest mark in the new exam pattern. As the concerned authorities have included MCQs, the length of answers has eventually diminished. The board exams comprise 30 objective-type questions for all the subjects. Each objective question will be awarded 1 mark.
A total of 5 questions will be asked in subjective type for 3 marks each. Out of the 5 questions, the students need to answer only 3 questions. A word limit of 75-100 words has been given to the answers to 3-mark questions. For the 4 marks questions, the students need to write the answer within a word limit between 125 and 150 words. The word limit is given to the analytical questions.
A choice of answering any 4 questions out of 6 questions has been given to the students of classes 10 and 12 in the board exams. As per the statement of the state board, these questions will be in analytical form. The board has already uploaded the new exam pattern on the official website. The students and teachers can check it from the official portal. The state board states that these changes have been implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since March earlier this year, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country that resulted in shut down of all the educational institutions. This eventually led to diminished instructional hours. On the other hand, the maximum number of students don’t have internet access to be a part of online education due to the deficiency of essential resources. The exam controller, MPBSE hasn’t confirmed whether these changes will be implemented in the next year or not.
Not only Madhya Pradesh, several other state and central boards have been making certain changes to their respective exam patterns. Last year, the Central Board of Secondary Education had rolled out objective-type or multiple-choice questions. The board is in discussions to add more application-based questions to the board exams. This helps students to shift their focus from rot learning to understanding the concepts, said the central board. Visit KVPY.ORG.IN frequently to get the latest educational updates.