CBSE approves compulsory Class X board exams

NEW DELHI; Students of the Central Board of Secondary Exams or CBSE will have to take board exams after Class X compulsorily from 2018. The proposal was unanimously cleared by the CBSE Board of Governors today.  The Board also decided to recommend that the three-language formula be continued till the board exams – which would mean that students studying Sanskrit currently till class 8 will have to study it for another two years and then sit for board exams in the subject.

Additionally `languages that are purely foreign’ should be taught and made an elective subject, the CBSE’s governing body, a decision making body has further recommended.

It may be mentioned here that the Board has stuck to the controversial move made by former Union HRD minister and now Union textile minister, Smriti Irani who had stripped German language from Central Schools.

These recommendations are not binding and the government will take a final call on it.

Union HRD minister has on various forums has aired government’s intention to restart Class X CBSE board examinations from the next academic session.

However, the students currently in class X examinations will continue as per the current format where both the school-based and board-based options will be open.

Additionally `languages that are purely foreign’ should be taught and made an elective subject, the CBSE’s governing body, a decision making body has further recommended.

It may be mentioned here that the Board has stuck to the controversial move made by former Union HRD minister and now Union textile minister, Smriti Irani who had stripped German language from Central Schools.

These recommendations are not binding and the government will take a final call on it.

Union HRD minister has on various forums has aired government’s intention to restart Class X CBSE board examinations from the next academic session.

However, the students currently in class X examinations will continue as per the current format where both the school-based and board-based options will be open.

The weightage of division of marks will be 80 per cent for the Board-based examinations and 20 per cent will be through internal assessments.

The CBSE’s governing body also recommended that the three language formula be continued till Class X board examinations. This would mean that students studying Sanskrit currently till Class 8th will have to continue the subject for another two years till Class X board examinations.

Additionally `languages that are purely foreign’ should be taught and made an elective subject, the CBSE’s governing body, a decision making body has further recommended.

It may be mentioned here that the Board has stuck to the controversial move made by former Union HRD minister and now Union textile minister, Smriti Irani who had stripped German language from Central Schools.

These recommendations are not binding and the government will take a final call on it.

Union HRD minister has on various forums has aired government’s intention to restart Class X CBSE board examinations from the next academic session.

However, the students currently in class X examinations will continue as per the current format where both the school-based and board-based options will be open.

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