12th board exam 2 times in a year, arts commerce science stream will be removed, Ministry of Education released NCF pre-draft

NCF 2023: According to the draft National Curriculum Framework (NCF), board examinations for class 12th can be conducted in two phases (terms). On the other hand, the final results of 10th and 12th can be decided keeping in mind the marks of the previous class. It has also been proposed to do away with the current practice of bifurcating classes into science, arts or humanities and commerce streams for class 11th and 12th. The NCF was last revised in 2005.

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) was introduced for class 10th in the year 2009, but was canceled in 2017. Class 10th and 12th board exams were also divided into two sessions during the Covid pandemic, but this year the old format of year-end exams was reintroduced for important exams. The draft NCF proposes to conduct the examinations for classes 11th and 12th in two sessions.

According to education ministry officials, the draft, which is in the final stages, will be made public soon for feedback from stakeholders and the new system will be implemented from the 2024 academic session. Explaining the structure for class IX and 10th, the draft NCF states, to complete class 10th, students will have to complete two compulsory courses from each of the eight curricular areas in the two years of class IX and class 10th. have to be completed. According to reports, the structure of classes 9 and 10 will also undergo a major change after the recommendations being prepared by the 12-member steering committee headed by former ISRO chairman K Kasturirangan are adopted. In this, a rule can be made for students to pass 8 papers.

According to the draft National Curriculum Framework (NCF), mathematics should be integrated with arts, sports and language to make the subject more creative and elegant for school students. The draft lays emphasis on removing the fear of mathematics among the students. The NCF, which is being prepared as per the new National Education Policy (NEP), also states that there are two major aspects which lead to the fear of maths.

CBSE has revamped its evaluation scheme for class 10th and 12th examinations to be held in 2024. In the year 2024, there will be more focus on multiple choice questions. Weightage will be reduced for short and long answer type questions. This change, however, may be limited only to the 2023-24 academic session as board exams are likely to be reformed with the introduction of the new National Curriculum Framework next year.

Govt releases pre-draft, seeks feedback

The Education Ministry on Thursday released the pre-draft of NCF for school education and sought suggestions from stakeholders such as students, parents, teachers and scholars. The ministry said it is a pre-draft, which still requires several rounds of discussion within the National Steering Committee.

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