CBSE Introduces Changes to Class 12 Exam Pattern

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to make major changes in the examination for Class 12 students for the session 2019-2020.

CBSE will now give more importance to the internal assessment in the new exam pattern for the Class 12 CBSE students. As per the report, there will be changes in the question paper format of the Class 12 Board Exam as well. Also, it has been reported that the question papers will have more number of objective type questions.

CBSE changed the examination pattern with an aim to discourage students from rote learning, develop analytical skills and reasoning abilities among students and produce better results and improve the academic quality of institutions. Therefore, 20 percent of marks will be kept for Internal Assessment in all subjects from the 2020 examinations. However, the weight will remain the same for the science subjects and fine arts subjects respectively.

Additionally, the board has proposed to make changes in the pattern of practical examination. Hence, the practical examination which used to be conducted in the same school will now be carried out at the external centres, just like the theories for both Class 10 and Class 12 boards from 2020. Therefore, the students may have to visit external centers for both theory and practical exams, from the next examination.

CBSE will also be introducing 25% multiple choice questions (MCQs) in all the subjects in Class 12 board exam from the 2020. Thus, out of 80, only 60 marks will be given to the subjective type questions where students are required to write the detailed answers. This will definitely help students improve their scores in exams and lessen the burden of writing a lengthy paper. Moreover, MCQs will push students to study each and every topic with proper understanding.

Also, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with the change in the evaluation process as well. The board will reduce the number of copies to be evaluated in a day to ease the pressure of copy coordination. Therefore, the evaluator may need to check only 20 answer sheets instead of 25 among the main course subjects. Also, this will reduce the coordination work from 100 to 80 copies.

In related news, the Board has also eliminated few chapters form the syllabus of CBSE Class 12 Chemistry and CBSE Class 12 Physics for academic session 2019-2020. Students must go through the latest CBSE syllabus to know the topics prescribed for the 2020 board examination. To know the marks allotment for internal assessment and theory paper for other subjects, the students are advised to visit official CBSE board website.


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