Published On : Tue, Jan 7th, 2014

CBSE formula for 10th, 12th question papers


The CBSE will provide the students appearing for Class X and Class XII Board exams in 2014 and for those in the sessions to be followed with formulas loaded in the question papers. The CBSE has come up with an amendment in their question paper pattern. This question paper reform has been taken in order to prevent rote learning and rather to make the question paper more application-based.

 

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in a slew of student-oriented decisions, has been presenting New Year gifts in a big way with the sole aim of making students’ future career glorious. The significant decisions on Student Lokpal, sports, first ever financial literacy test, proficiency test, extra time for examinations, value-added education classes are some of the measures to name a few. Now, the CBSE has come up with another crucial aspect that will certainly boost prospects of its students in an excellent way.

The CBSE will provide the students appearing for Class X and Class XII Board exams in 2014 and for those in the sessions to be followed with formulas loaded in the question papers. The CBSE has come up with an amendment in their question paper pattern. This question paper reform has been taken in order to prevent rote learning and rather to make the question paper more application-based.

An open-text based assessment has already been introduced from 2013-14 for classes IX and XI as a part of CBSE question paper reforms. Now, this is to be extended forward to Class X and Class XII from 2014-15.

Subject Committees comprising of 2-3 persons have been set up by CBSE, to prepare the innovative question papers where important formulae will be included. The question papers will mostly be application-based and will not ask students to show formula derivations. “Instead the formulas, themselves, will be given on the question paper and all that the students must do is, identify the right one to solve the problem”, a senior CBSE official said. For students of Science and Commerce stream too, the formulas will be provided on the question paper to make it easier for them to attempt the numericals.

CBSE expects the Committees to submit their suggestion by February 2014 in order to implement changes for the new academic session of 2014-15 for Class XI, and 2015-16 for Class XII.

Already, Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation System has been implemented for Secondary level classes to make the teaching more application-based. But, the CCE system is currently restricted to Class X. “The Board is planning these reforms to discourage students from rote learning so that they develop more time to applications-based study at senior secondary levels”, a top CBSE functionary, said.

When Nagpur Today contacted Neha Sharma, Deputy Director of Examination, CBSE, “It is a proposal of CBSE. The proposal will go through various processes as there are many stakeholders involved in the decision. But it is expected to be implemented very soon,” Neha Sharma said.