The Chairman of CBSE, Vineet Joshi said "CBSE has decided to follow an interdisciplinary approach in value education where values are intermingled with the content of all the major subjects in class XI and XII. The Board has also decided to add 5% weightage in the major subjects."
"Major subjects include English, Hindi, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Accountancy, History, Geography, Business Studies, Entrepreneurship and Economics of Class 11 and 12 through questions which will be integrated with the content of the subject and analyzed on the basis of the values it reflects". He added.
The questions will be for five marks in a paper of 100 marks and three to four marks in a question paper of 70-90 marks, which will come into effect from upcoming year-2013. According to the document announcing the introduction of the value-based questions, it has been widely felt hat the existing educational ecosystem needs to be further strengthened to deliver values enshrined in the Constitution of India.
The curricula cutting across all subjects need to articulate in explicit terms and the assessment schemes, but at the same time must reciprocate by assigning weightage to value-based items.