The Central Board of Secondary Education will introduce two levels of examination in Mathematics for class 10 students from 2020.
The exam paper will be set in two levels namely standard and basic, Standard, for the existing level of examination, and Mathematics – Basic, for the easier level, according to a circular issued by the CBSE.
“A student will have the right to choose between the two levels of Examination at the time of submission of List of Candidates (LoC) by the affiliated school to the Board online. In case a student fails at any level of Mathematics, he/she can appear at the compartment examination as per norms of the Board,” the Board said.
As per the National Curriculum Framework, this movement will reduce the stress levels. “It is well known that students experience the greatest stress before and during their most ‘difficult’ subject exam,” the circular said.
“Keeping in view of this important aspect and as evidenced by the board results, the board has decided to introduce two levels of examination in Mathematics for the students who are going to appear in the board examination for the academic session ending March 2020 onwards,” it said.
“The syllabus, class room teaching and internal assessment for both the levels of examination would remain the same; so that the students get an opportunity to study the whole range of topics throughout the year and are able to decide upon the level of Board examination depending upon their aptitude and abilities,” it added