No More MCQs For Class 12 Board Exams: HRD Ministry

The HRD Ministry recently constituted a committee on question paper design for Class 12 board exams which was headed by E P Kharbhih, Executive Chairman of the Meghalaya Board of School Education, over a year ago.

The committee has come up with a suggestion on avoiding Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from the Class 12 question paper. The committee instead suggests to have internal choice in long answer type questions and no choice should be given in very short answer type questions.


In the list of suggestions submitted months back, the panel seems to have suggested that open book exams may not be considered at Class 12 level.

The committee has also suggested to provide extra 15 minutes to students for reading question papers.

Also read: Maharashtra Board SSC Exam Time-table 2017

Few others changes suggested and implemented by the HRD in the recent weeks are as follows:

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has advised CBSE, CISCE and NCERT boards to follow percentile methodology in awarding marks, to bring equality among the candidates at the plus two level. Read the complete story here.

No More MCQs For Class 12 Board Exams

With an aim to ease the burden of high cut-offs in university admissions across various colleges in the country, the HRD Ministry has come up with a new idea of implementing a common entrance examination for all central universities. This attempt comes with a hope of providing equal opportunities to students seeking university admissions despite the differences in the qualifying scores of the students. Read the complete story here

The HRD Ministry has agreed to set up state-of-the-art research laboratories to match international facilities. Project Vishwajeet is the mission of HRD Ministry to fast forward 7 IITs into top global academic rankings. Read the complete story here.

The Madhya Pradesh government headed by education minister Vijay Shah has decided to scrap the no-detention policy of the HRD Ministry. The no-detention policy is a mandatory provision under the Right to Education (RTE) Act which will let students get promoted until Class 8 however be their performance in the academia. Read the complete story here.

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