The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is considering stopping practical examinations at the home –centers. The practical exams will be conducted at the external centers like theory exams instead. The orders in this regard would take effect from the 2020 board exams.
Ranveer Singh, regional director of CBSE Dehradun zone, said that the CBSE was planning to institute several decisive changes from the next academic session, one of which is likely to be the one ordering the practical exams to be conducted at the external centers.
If the decision to conduct practical exams externally is finalized, CBSE is likely to come up with a revised marking scheme for the practical examinations from the year 2020.
This decision was taken in the examination committee meet conducted by the board in 2018. The recommendation was lapped up by the board this year.
The notification in this regard was signed by Sanyam Bhardwaj, controller of examinations, states, “CBSE may consider conducting practical examinations at the theory examination center with effect from 2020 examination. Standard operating procedures and detailed marking scheme to be implemented for practical examination may also be developed.” he said.
Currently, practical exams are conducted by the CBSE in different subjects for class 10 and 12. These exams are organized at the home schools itself. They take place a fortnight before the main board exams, usually. This year, the practical exams for both the standards were conducted from January 16 to February 15.
Referring to the other proposed changes, Singh said that from the next academic session i.e. 2020, project work would we expected to be completed by the students in the school itself. Mr. Singh said that It is decided in the favor of the view that most of the times projects are handed out by the students to be completed by the professionals and the purpose of learning is defeated.
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