According to the reports from Times of India, the Central Board of Secondary Education is set to change the exam paper pattern for class X and XII exam from 2020. If everything goes as per the plan the question paper will wear a fresh look from 2020. These changes are a part to revamp CBSE exam paper pattern and also a vocational test. The new examination pattern will focus on analytical abilities instead of rote learning.
Many reports suggest that CBSE students find it difficult to study in abroad because of poor problem-solving and analytical abilities. The western education pattern emphasis more on analytical thinking and logical reasoning whereas the CBSE examination pattern does not. The new examination pattern will focus more than critical thinking ability of the candidate and the paper would be more of problem-solving and analytical type.
“The questions will be more in the nature of problem-solving. There will be more short questions (between 1 to 5 marks). The stress would be on probing the critical thinking abilities of students and test actual learning outcomes rather than allow students to score high marks by virtue of rote,” the report quoted a senior unnamed HRD official as saying.
Key changes are, the vocational subject exam will be held in the month of February and the main subject exams will be held by March end. This will give time evaluators more time to check the paper and the results will be also declared soon. The New Bylaws will have simplified and shorter affiliation process, focus on the academic quality of schools seeking affiliations/renewal, and state government to evaluate schools’ facilities.
While the proposals regarding the examination schedule are “still at the discussion stage”, according to the report, the board is already working toward implementing the changes in question paper by the year 2020.