CBSE making education more learner friendly

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to make changes in the examination pattern of classes 11 and 12. Under this change, it has been decided to remove long answer questions from the examinations. According to the Ministry of Education, the basic objective of this change is to eliminate the tendency of memorizing answers in children and promote the tendency to learn.

Now questions based on concept will be asked

The new examination pattern released by CBSE has been implemented from the academic year 2024-25. CBSE says that from now on in class 11th and 12th, concept based questions will be asked instead of long answer questions. Along with this, CBSE also says that this change is applicable only for classes 11th and 12th. There has been no change in the exam pattern of class 9th and 10th.

What is the purpose of making the change?

According to CBSE, the change made in the examination pattern of class 11th and 12th is based on the New Education Policy 2020. According to the new education policy, the examination pattern has been improved. CBSE Director Joseph Emmanuel said that as per the National Education Policy 2020, CBSE has taken steps to use competency-based education in schools. This includes competency-based assessment and development of exemplary resources for teachers and students.

Joseph Emmanuel said that CBSE is creating such an eco system in the field of school education, whose objective is not to memorize but to emphasize on learning. Through this new ecosystem, the creative thinking and abilities of the students will be developed, so that they can deal with the challenges of the 21st century.

Number of multiple choice questions will be increased

Giving more information in this regard, CBSE Board said that the number of multiple choice questions i.e. MCQs and efficiency based questions has been increased from 40 percent to 50 percent. Whereas the percentage of other questions including short and long answer has been reduced from 40 to 30 percent. Regarding the change made in the exam pattern, CBSE also says that one of the objectives of this change is to find out how much school students are able to understand various concepts in real life.


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