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CBSE makes class X optional

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on July 14, 2009

There is something about a dataless socialist government. The HRD ministry invariably ends up hogging the spotlight. Why ? By their policy making process, they remind us of the adhoc control they exert on normal citizens.

In the current case the HRD ministry seems to have decided to make Class X optional for CBSE boards.  Much like the rationalist movement, this decision is so out there that its only purpose is to remind us. Of how futile it is to oppose the dataless socialist state using reasoned debate as the vehicle.

First the story,

New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Minister of State for Human Resource and Development, D Purandeswari, on Monday informed the Lok Sabha that Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has proposed to make the Class X board exams optional and to replace it with an internal assessment, which would adopt a similar pattern of questions to those in the board exam.

Purandeswari also said that to ensure that quality of education is maintained, CBSE would ask schools to maintain course of study of Class IX and X as per the Board’s scheme of studies and follow prescribed textbooks.

She added the schools would conduct internal examinations on the basis of curriculum prescribed by the CBSE and the pattern of question paper would be similar to that in the board exam.

Purandeswari further informed that at the moment there is no proposal to set up one national board for school education in the country. (ANI)

Source : Wire via Yahoo

In many states, Std X students from the CBSE boards make a beeline for the local state boards. This is because the state level admissions are invariably designed in favour of the local boards.

No CBSE school can afford to replace the board exams with an internal test (which is as good as no exam at all). No one expects one school to honour the internal evaluation of another school. This will leave such CBSE students stranded and without a choice.

Hare brained. Surely there are bigger education issues in India.

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  1. adti sharma said, on September 23, 2009 at 7:18 am

    i tis decision is not going to yield anything for our countery. today our country need youth who are ready to face all the problems. but by this decision we are going to have have who does’nt know to face the iension or problems. students who cannot face the pressur of class 10 can they face the tension of class12 exams or other competitive exams? if they want to decrease the tension level of the kids they can make the course a bit small.

  2. adti sharma said, on September 23, 2009 at 7:21 am

    this decision is not going to yield anything for our country. today our country need youth who are ready to face all the problems. but by this decision we are going to have students who does’nt know to face the tension or problems of life. students who cannot face the pressur of class 10 can they face the tension of class12 exams or other competitive exams? if they want to decrease the tension level of the students they can make the course a bit small.

  3. V Sreeram said, on October 20, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I Dont It is a good decision.since we the Students of this country should have a Grade Scale Examination,At The 10th Class Level.Its Like a Basic Height Requirement Used In Roller coasters In A theme Park .

  4. V Sreeram said, on October 20, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I Dont Think It is a good decision.since we the Students of this country should have a Grade Scale Examination,At The 10th Class Level.Its Like a Basic Height Requirement Used In Roller coasters In A theme Park .

  5. rc said, on October 20, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Well, then you know what to do when you turn 18 ?

    Others are not perfect, but this 50-year-curse has to lift.


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