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December 21, 2016

Class 10 exam comeback evokes mixed reactions

Class X Board exams are set to make a comeback from 2018 but schools in the Capital have a mixed opinion about the move with some saying it will put pressure on students and many others welcoming the change.
According to sources, in its governing body meet, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) decided that compulsory Class X board exams will make a comeback under which 80% weightage would be given to the written exam and 20% to internal assessment by the schools.
The recommendations will now be sent to the HRD ministry for approval. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has been in favour of reintroducing the exam.
Principals said implementation of Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) was anyway difficult in government schools owing to the large number of students in one classroom, introduced seven years ago, aimed at improving activity-based learning.
“Under CCE nobody was actually focusing on learning because teachers were busy in making files. Till Class VIII anyway the student passes and then you had CCE which meant a lot of students from government schools just entered Class XI without really having studied or tested on anything,” said Rajeshwari Kapri, principal of Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Sonia Vihar.