Appearing for Class 10, 12 Board Exams Twice a Year will not be Mandatory for Students

Class 10, 12 Board Exams: Class 10, 12 Students Can Choose Number of Board Exam Attempts

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Latest CBSE News: Board Exams for Class 10 and 12 No Longer Mandatory Twice a Year. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Eases Stress for Class 10 and 12 Board Exams. Read News in Details. 

No More Mandatory Biannual Board Exams

In a significant development, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has announced that students in both Class 10 and Class 12 will no longer be compelled to undertake their Board Exams twice a year. This change aims to alleviate the stress experienced by students.

Optional Board Exams for Class 10 and 12

During an exclusive interview with PTI, Minister Pradhan stated that students can now choose whether or not to appear for the board exams, providing them with flexibility and reducing the pressure they face. This move is designed to address the anxiety associated with a single opportunity for board exams.

Retaining the Best Scores

Under the new framework, if a student is satisfied with their performance in the first set of exams, they have the option to retain that score. Nothing will be mandatory, emphasizing the student’s choice and well-being.

Curriculum Framework and Subject Flexibility

As per the Ministry of Education’s new curriculum framework, students in classes 11 and 12 will now study two languages instead of one. Board exams will be held at least twice a year, ensuring students have ample time and opportunities to excel. Additionally, students can appear for board exams in subjects they have completed and feel prepared for, retaining the best score.

Subjects Beyond Traditional Streams

In a significant shift, students in classes 11 and 12 will no longer be restricted to traditional streams such as Arts, Science, and Commerce. They will have the flexibility to choose subjects that align with their interests and career aspirations.

Easing Student Stress and Addressing Concerns

Minister Pradhan expressed concerns about the rising number of student suicides in Kota, a prominent coaching hub. He emphasized the value of every student’s life and the collective responsibility to ensure students are free from stress.

Positive Feedback and Future Plans

The Education Minister also shared that positive feedback has been received from students regarding the new examination system. Efforts are underway to implement this system for two board examinations starting next year. Minister Pradhan emphasized that this change aims to alleviate the stress associated with losing a year or missing out on opportunities.

Measures for Student Well-Being

Expressing deep concern over the increasing cases of student suicides in Rajasthan’s Kota city, Minister Pradhan highlighted the sensitivity of the issue. He stressed that no lives should be lost, and it is the collective responsibility to ensure students are stress-free.

With these changes, Minister Pradhan aims to provide students with more choices and reduce the anxiety associated with board exams, ultimately promoting their well-being and academic success.

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