CBSE to introduce Major changes in Question Paper Patterns for classes 10, 12 by 2023

CBSE to introduce Major changes in Question Paper Patterns for classes 10, 12 by 2023 :- In order to boost creative, critical and analytical thinking among students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to introduce major changes in the question paper pattern for the classes 10 and 12 by 2023.

CBSE to introduce Major changes in Question Paper Patterns

At the school education summit organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi said that keeping in mind the country’s future, it is the need of the hour.

He said, “While this year students of Class 10 will get 20 per cent objective questions and 10 per cent questions would be based on creative thinking, by 2023 question papers for classes 10 and 12 will be based on creative, innovative and critical thinking.”

He also said that the vocational subjects do not find many receivers in India due to the factors such as lack of employability, poor value and absence of stability in the market.

He further added, “There is also a need to promote proper linkages and bonding among key stakeholders in the schooling system including infrastructure, teachers, parents and students.”

Explaining the role of teachers, he suggested that schools must devote more time on teachers who need to be rigorously trained and be groomed for three to six months so as to become mentors, highly motivated communicator, expressive and have critical thinking and emotional balance.

Regarding the new education policy, he said that it aims at bridging the gap between vocational and main subjects.   He said, “The new policy has recommended that vocational subjects need to be a part of the five subjects, it would be a good move. The NEP also focuses on different aspects like early childhood care, teacher training, promoting vocational education and thus, it would be a challenge to implement the same.”

Talking on the same, CBSE Director (Training and Skill Education) Biswajit Saha said that schools in India need to focus on students’ capability and not employability, They should implement adaptive and project-based learning and follow children-centric methodology in the classroom.

He said, “The flexibility in the system should be adapted in the curriculum transaction process to keep students’ mindset and their need in mind. With respect to the common curriculum, whatever subjects are being offered, the room is very much there to introduce activity-based curriculum. If we want to really upgrade the system, then competency-based education needs to be implemented in the school systems which requires a strong connect with the child.”

He further added that the young students can shape up their career orientation only when they are not loaded with content-based curriculum. The flexibility in the system should be adapted by the school curriculum and the focus needs to be on activity based skill formation of students.