According to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairman Rajesh Chaturvedi, the board claims to revive and bring massive changes in the board exam pattern for Class 10 from 2018 session. The examinations shall be revived from next year in the context on improving the quality of education.
The changes in the examination will not happen in the 2017 session as the time is limited and the changes will be definitely brought into effect from 2018 according to Chaturvedi.
He also added that students would need to write descriptive answers and not just rely on multiple choice questions.
The matter of bringing in these major changes in the Class 10 board exams is likely to be discussed with the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and state boards under the direction of the HRD Ministry.
Chaturvedi yesterday visited Super 30, a programme of mathematician Anand Kumar for mentoring students from underprivileged sections of the society for IIT. In a short speech at the centre he said, "I wanted to come here to see for myself how it (Super 30) functions so that similar models could be replicated elsewhere for tapping maximum talent."
He also stated that, today's education was more elite-centric, though there was immense real talent in rural areas and they needed to be nurtured.
About Super 30:
Since its inception in 2002, Super 30 has helped more than 350 students hailing from poor sections of the society crack IIT-JEE exams.
The academy, which provides free fooding, lodging and education to 30 select students from underprivileged sections, has drawn praise within the country and abroad.