A scientifically designed competition-based curriculum has provided a momentary relief for students as they will have to study a lower curriculum for class exams and subsequent board exams.
The CBSE curriculum is the most student-friendly in the country and is designed to put less pressure on students. CBSE books are full of highly interactive, experiential learning-based, interesting fun-filled exercises that make learning possible in a fun way. The goal of CBSE is to impart knowledge efficiently and healthily to children of different learning curves.
Undoubtedly, school closures around the world have resulted in loss of teaching time; So it has been decided to cut the syllabus and take the test.
A welcome step
This is a welcome decision, based on a better understanding of the syllabus mapped out by CBSE with the ongoing epidemic in mind and the health of students and teachers. To some extent, students will miss out on hands-on experiences and exams. Although some schools are conducting online laboratory classes, conducting exams in online mode is different, moreover, the part is much easier.
Enhance conceptual learning
The syllabus developed for CBSE board exams will improve conceptual education. MCQ will be concept based where the child needs to be clear about the basics. The NCERT Alternative Academic Calendar confirms that there is no loss of earnings and learning outcomes are intact.
According to CBSE, students can re-appear to improve their performance in a subject immediately after the completion of the main examination and better marks will be published in the marksheet in the same session.
In line with NEP 2020, this decision will help students get a chance to upgrade their marks. I must think that this is a welcome step of CBSE, and it will benefit the students because they will not have to wait for the next batch of students to get the results.
But for those students who want to retake multiple subjects, they will have to abide by the previous rule which means they have to wait for the next batch to take the test, I think this is also a fair decision taken by CBSE. Because it will not interfere with the sanctity of the result.
Board Exam vs. Competitive Exam
Tenth and twelfth grade curriculum changes can be learned by omitting some parts from the syllabus but will not be evaluated. A scientifically designed competition-based curriculum has provided a momentary relief for students as they will have to study a lower curriculum for class exams and subsequent board exams. However, the competitive exam syllabus still remains the same without any changes, which require the student to burn midnight oil to be able to cover all the concepts for the competitive exam.
This year’s board exam will be historic as the examinees will take the exam without attending the physical class thus this decision will also help in reducing the stress of the students and they will be mentally balanced and will perform well in the board exam.
CBSE has revised it to give students a lot of flexibility to follow the topics of their interest. At each milestone, students are given the opportunity to choose a field of their choice. Focusing on moving forward with confidence with the ongoing epidemic, believing in the system, students should try to work harder instead of accepting complacency.