Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE) has made class 10th board examination optional. Now it is planning to reintroduce them from 2018, Said HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar. In this matter, discussion will be held today, 25th October 2016, between HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar, Education Ministers of State and Central Ministers.
CBSE has removed the class 10th board examination in 2010 and it was replaced with the current continuous and comprehensive evaluation + that provides for tests and grading through the year as a means to reduce pressure on students. However, after this, students starting taking their grade 9th studies for granted and as a result mass failure of students in grade 9th has been noticed. After this, reintroduction of exams, students will start taking their studies seriously and their attitude will change in positive way towards studies.
Teachers are giving positive reviews for this decision. As per them, it will help children to get prepared for class 12th board. After removing the class 10th board, students were scared to appear in class 12th board which almost lead them to their nervous breakdown. This would be the best gift that the Education ministry can give us in New Year.
Along with this, HRD Minister, Javadekar will also announce “No- detention” policy wherein students will be automatically promoted till class 5th. States will then devise their options till class 8th. The student, who fails in examination, will be given a re-test opportunity.