Taking a major step, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to emphasize merit-based education. The board has prepared changes in the examination and evaluation procedure for the next academic session (2021-22). The board says that keeping in mind the new education policy, changes are being made in the annual and board examination papers of class IX to XII.
NOW STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED MORE APTITUDE BASED QUESTIONS
Now students will be asked more merit-based questions. Also, such questions will be given preference, which is related to real life. CBSE says that this step will develop creative thinking among the students.
According to the board, there will be 20 percent aptitude-based questions and 20 percent objective-type questions for class 11th and 12th (CBSE board exam 2021). While 60 percent will be short and long answer questions. However, there has been no change in the marks and duration of the examination as before.
The board states that merit-based questions can be multiple choice questions, case-based questions, source-based integrated questions, or in some other form. CBSE has said schools prepare students for this change. The board will also soon issue sample question papers so that students can understand what the new changes will affect them.
There will be such questions for class 9-10
The Central Board of Secondary Education said that for classes 9-10, there will be a minimum of 30 percent aptitude-based questions, objective type 20 percent, and remaining 50 percent short answer / long answer questions.
It is worth noting that presently Class 10 question paper consists of 20 percent objective type questions, 20 percent case-based, 20 percent source-based integrated questions, and 60 percent short answer / long answer type questions.