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CBSE writes to HRD ministry about the burden of holding exams

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has written to the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry about the 'extraneous burden' created on it due to the practice of it being asked to conduct various examinations which are outside its purview.

Ahead of the UGC-NET exam which is likely to be held in January, 2017, CBSE chairperson, RK Chaturvedi has written to HRD ministry saying that holding large-scale examinations like these stretches its resources.

CBSE writes to HRD ministry ahead of UGC-NET

"The CBSE has expressed a view that it has been holding examinations ranging from entrance to undergraduate courses, to recruitments for institutions like Kendriya Vidyalayas to UGC-NET. He has conveyed that as these tests are large scale, they stretch CBSE's resources and affect the overall functioning," an HRD ministry official said.

The CBSE chairperson has this letter ahead of the UGC-NET exam but the Board may still conduct the examinations, officials said.

"It is still fine that the CBSE should conduct school level exams. But there are other exams of a different level. But till the time an alternate system is in place, the CBSE may be asked to conduct these exams," an HRD ministry official said.

CBSE Chairperson Chaturvedi said that to increase the quality of education, Board must focus on its core areas.

CBSE has agreed to conduct recruitment exam for teachers for Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas but has suggested to set up a different mechanism for this exercise.

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