Now, students who have cleared their Class X school-based exam conducted by the CBSE board in Assam, can easily migrate to the state board, if they wish to do so. According to the circular issued by Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC), the council will accept the certificate issued by the CBSE in order to give admissions to the students in the state board schools for further studies.
The senior official of AHSEC says "In the past years there were few students of class X level, who opted for the school-based examination under the CBSE in place of the board exam and were later rejected for admissions in some colleges and senior secondary schools, which followed the state board curriculum. However, from now onwards CBSE students who undergo school-conducted exams will not be troubled during admissions."
The Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE) has also approved of considering the school-based exam as equivalent to the board exam which is conducted by the CBSE.
CBSE in the year 2010, made the Class X board exam as optional to curb down the pressure on students. As witnessed, students go through lot of stress and anxiety during the board exam. So, in order to give students a breather and to ease them out, CBSE came out with this new plan. However, this new step created lot of confusion among students in Assam, wherein students who took the school-based exam instead of board exams were not given admissions in polytechnic schools, colleges and senior secondary schools; even though they cleared the exam. Central Board intervened into the matter, after receiving lot of complaints from the students and finally manage to pull out a fruitful deal for the students, informed K K Choudhury, the regional officer of CBSE, Guwahati zone.