Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has reduced the number of attempts for improvement exams as well as compartment exams for both classes 10 and 12 students, with effect from this year. The changes are:
According to official sources, the step has been taken to make students more serious about academics when they were found to take studies lightly after the introduction of the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system. After the CCE system has been introduced, students have been found to take exams casually. It was introduced to remove the burden on students and reduce chances of repeating classes. These changes will apply for students beginning this year but not for those who appeared for boards up to 2012. The latter will be allowed to appear for the improvement exam to be conducted by the Board or school in July. “A candidate who has appeared for the Secondary School Examination (class 10) and obtained Grades E1 or E2 in any or all the five subjects (excluding the 6th additional subject) under Scholastic Area A, as per the Scheme of Studies, shall be eligible for improving his/her performance in any or all the five subjects and may reappear at the Improvement of Performance examination to be conducted by the Board for all such candidates to be held only in July the same year,” an official statement from CBSE said. It added, “The candidate will be issued Statement of Subject wise Performance/ Certificate of School Based Assessment/ Grade Sheet cum Certificate of Performance provided she/he obtains minimum Grade D in at least five subjects (excluding the 6th additional subject) as per the Scheme of Studies and grades in the subjects under Scholastic Area B and Co-scholastic Areas.” So as a piece of advise, students should start taking their studies and in turn, exams seriously from now onwards.
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