Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce major changes in the near future. One of the major changes is that it has decided to stop re-evaluation of answer papers from 2017. CBSE officials said that since 2014, answer sheets of class 12 were re-evaluated for about 10 subjects.
According to CBSE, only 1.8 percent students used to apply for re-evaluation and the number of beneficiaries was even lesser. Though the board has decided to leave the re-evaluation system forever, it will have a system in place to take care of authentic issues related to exams.
What are some of the other major changes CBSE is planning to introduce?
The board has plans to conduct Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) online.
The board wants to create a system where the educational institutions can see the certificates of students online. This will help the institutions to verify the certificates students shared by students for several courses.
Students will soon be receiving their certificates online.
There are plans to make all the educational content available in audio-visual format for the students which will be a big step towards imparting knowledge to students.
About Central Board of Secondary Education
A trail of developments mark the significant changes that took place over the years in shaping up the Board to its present status. U P Board of High School and Intermediate Education was the first Board to be formed in 1921. Rajputana, Central India and Gwalior come under its jurisdiction.
In response to the representation made by the Government of United Provinces, the then Government of India suggested to establish a joint Board in 1929 for all the areas and it was named as the 'Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana'. This included Ajmer, Merwara, Central India and Gwalior.
The Board grew rapidly and expanded at the level of Secondary education resulting in improved quality and standard of education in institutions. However, the rise of State Universities and State Boards in various parts of the country led to confinement of the jurisdiction of the Board to Ajmer, Bhopal and Vindhya Pradesh later.
Consequently, in 1952, the constitution of the Board was amended following which its jurisdiction was extended to part-C and Part-D territories and the Board was given its present name 'Central Board of Secondary Education'. It was in the year 1962 finally that the Board was reconstituted. The main objectives were to serve the educational institutions more effectively, to be responsive to the educational needs of those students whose parents were employed in the Central Government and had frequently transferable jobs.