New CBSE Standards: Central Board of Secondary education has reversed its leniency to opt for school level exam instead of Board Exams for Class X. CBSE has unanimously approved the proposal in this regard.
In the four hours meeting, CBSE governing body decided to make Board examination compulsory for Class X students from session 2017-2018 and introduce an eligibility test for principals of all its schools. All three decisions need the final stamp of approval from the HRD Ministry, said sources.
Under the National Education Policy, the three-language formula means students in Hindi-speaking states should learn a modern Indian language, apart from Hindi and English and, in non-Hindi-speaking states, they should learn Hindi along with the regional language and English.
New CBSE Standards: 3 language Formula and Principal Eligibility Test Introduced!
The decision comes almost two years after the HRD Ministry, under Smriti Irani’s leadership, forced Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) to discontinue teaching of German as a third language in Classes VI to VIII on the ground that it violates the three-language formula. KVs were directed to replace it with Sanskrit or any modern Indian language.
CBSE has decided that all schools will conduct two tests and a half-yearly exam in Class X. The final examination will be conducted by the Board. The Board exam will carry 80 per cent weight and a student’s performance in school tests will account for 20 percent. “The student will have to secure pass marks in both school and board exams separately to get promoted to Class XII,”.
And for the principals, CBSE governing body said that they have been noticing the pattern from quite a time now. The relatives and wives of the school higher authorities end up becoming Principals. So, from now on, an eligibility test will be conducted and whosoever interested, will have to clear the exam.