The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) stands tall at the first position above other central and state boards in the country. This national-level board is backed by the government and schools affiliated to CBSE should follow the curriculum of the NCERT.
The prime focus of CBSE is on reforms in examinations and evaluation practices and skill learning by adding job-oriented and job-linked inputs. It is also responsible for prescribing conditions of examinations and conducting public examination at the end of Class 10 and Class 12 to grant qualifying certificates to successful candidates of the affiliated schools.
In a novel way, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced two levels of mathematics for students of Class 10. It has released a circular regarding the introduction of two levels of mathematics for All India Secondary School Examination from the academic session ending March 2020 onwards.
According to the press statement released by CBSE, ''the two levels of examinations cater for different kinds of learners and allow different levels of testing, it would also reduce overall student stress levels.''
''It is well known that students experience greatest stress before and during their most ‘difficult’ subject exam. 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,'' CBSE added.
Some of the key details of this scheme are given below.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the Secondary School Examination 2019 (Class X) datesheet. The class 10 examination will be held from February 21 to March 29, 2019. The Board has also revealed that the result of the examination will be declared by the first week of June 2019.
This year, students have opted for about 30,000 combinations of subjects in both the classes. CBSE has also decided to conduct the examination of skill subjects in the latter half of February 2019. The board has finalised the dates of examination and published the same on its official website.
CBSE has clearly stated that the students may get sufficient time between the examination of important subjects. It also cleared that the dates of competitive examinations may not coincide with the Board examinations. The board examination of the subjects offered by a small number of students is conducted early so that less number of schools is involved/ disturbed. While preparing the class 10 exam date sheet, CBSE kept in mind that students may get more time for preparations by the early announcement of date sheet.
Undeniably, Class 10 is an important phase in every student's life which plays a crucial role in deciding the subject of their interest. Annually, lakhs of students appear for the Class 10 exams across the country. The final examinations for Class 10 are conducted between February and March. The results of the examination are released in May/June. However, the board also conducts the re-examination in June/July for those who failed in March.