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Way2k 5 Oct 2012
CBSE: changes in final exams, Std IX and X

The CBSE has made three changes to the final exams (summative assessments-II) for Standards IX and X under its Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system. However, the flurry of circulars issued on 27th June, 11th August and 13 lacks clarity on who will prepare the final question papers for the classes the CBSE board or the schools themselves. To ease pressure on students, the CBSE in 2010-11 gave them the option of appearing for SA-2 exam in the school based or board-based format. It led to a huge controversy with Maharashtra state board and the ICSE questioning the sanctity of the exam.

CBSE changes in final exams Std IX and X 

The root cause of the current confusion is the boards circular issued on 27th June. In it, the board announced its decision to discontinue publication of blue prints, sample question papers and marking schemes for SA-2 from the current academic session itself. The same circular added that soon the board will be releasing details regarding the changes being made. On 11th August, the board issued a follow-up circular reiterating its decision to discontinue publication of the three inputs for SA-2.

It added now that the syllabus has been modified for both Std X and XII and value based questions have been added. But there was no mention about the all-important CD in which the board sends question papers for the schools to choose from. The move is likely to reduce SA-2 to a regular class test further causing heartburn between CBSE and other boards. The person who could have cleared the confusion, Board chairman Vineet Joshi remained unavailable despite repeated attempts to contact him.

Courtesy: Times of India

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