The officials have shared a roadmap for CBSE’s remaining board exams, evaluation process, and syllabus of classes 10 and 12. Check the details here.
CBSE: Attention students, as per media reports, in a web meeting with over 100 school principals, CBSE’s Controller of Examination, Dr. Sanyam Bhardwaj shared the board’s roadmap for resuming evaluation work. With this, he also shared information regarding conducting the remaining exams as well as a new plan for classes 10 and 12 syllabus for the new academic session. It is to be noted that CBSE is expected to release an official notice regarding the changes. Here are the highlights of the meeting.
On remaining board exams, and evaluation
Dr. Bhardwaj has said that the board is planning to resume the evaluation work within four days of the removal of the lockdown. With this, the board is also considering the feasibility of work from home for the teachers. As for the evaluation work, the board will be changing the process by involving all head examiners as well as the assistant head examiners in the evaluation work.
Talking for the dates of the pending board exams, Dr. Bhardwaj said that the dates will be shared after the approval from the Ministry of Human Resource Development based on the situation. The 29 exams will be conducted.
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On Syllabus, attendance, and evaluation in the new academic session
Dr. Bhardwaj has also clarified that the board would not be deleting any chapters. Instead, chunks of the existing chapters would be removed to reduce the syllabus for classes 9 to 12. With this CBSE is also considering the introduction of a continuous evaluation process which includes MCQS, school-based examination for the academic year 2020-21.
CBSE has also asked schools to monitor the attendance of the students for online classes. He has said that 75% attendance should be made mandatory. Further, he said that for online classes, CBSE has advised schools to use government portals for mass teaching. Portals like Diksha as well as various broadcast channels are widely available for mass learning.
For classes 11 and 12, CBSE’s new mathematics subject, Applied Maths has started. The subject is applicable for commerce, humanities, and PCB students who do not wish to pursue technical courses after their 12th.
As for the syllabus for classes 1 to 8, the board asked schools to reduce the same if they so required. More details would be made available on the websites. Addressing the concerns of principals regarding affiliation of schools, CBSE instructed schools to write to the board for extension of the affiliation to the Secretary and request for extension till June 30, 2020