Monthly Archives: March 2015

Class 10th board exams may come back – States suggest the government

The HRD ministry had a full day discussion with states on the formulation of new education policy. The states gave an overwhelming response to bring back class 10th board exams in CBSE schools and let go of no-detention policy till class 8th.

Their main concern was that they don’t fail students till class 8th and its difficult for students to pass class 9th. This consultation was attended by 2.5 lakh gram sabhas, 620 districts and 66000 blocks. States like Nagaland also raised issues of paucity of Hindi teachers in the system. This is one of the biggest steps in education policy after Radhakrishnan Commission of 1948, Kothari Commission of 1964 and Education Policy of 1986. It is though great to see that every citizen is being given a chance to express their views in the formulation of a new education policy.

I am not sure whether class 10th board exams should be brought back and should cbse schools push this. They cause immense pressure on children as well as parents regarding competition and results in cbse and other state boards. Education should be an enabler for students in their future.

Class 10th board exams if again brought back will not be fruitful for imparting education and the system as a whole. I am pretty sure that kids definitely don’t want to have board exams.

What is your stance on this ?

Should class 10th board exams be brought back in CBSE schools?

Should students till class 8th be also detained ?

CBSE summons principals regarding a tough maths paper

It is conflicting to see how CBSE is on one hand pushing for de-stress by implementing CCE but on the other hand making tough papers. This year’s mathematics paper for Class 12 has been described as one of the toughest in a decade. Keeping this in view, CBSE has called various principals to discuss the matter. The issue was also raised by Congress MP K V Thomas in zero hour of Lok Sabha which further stresses on importance of this topic.

However, various options are being worked out like having a lenient view by teachers on the solutions or having an improvement exam for Class 12 students. The first one though add some relief to all the students. The second one may seem to be a tough call as it may affect dates of entrance exams for a lot of students.

Having said this we definitely look forward to relatively easier papers for board exams from CBSE so that no additional stress is mounted on students.

Ncertsolutionsmaths wishes all class 12 students best of luck for their exam results and future endeavors.

Hurray !! Students will get extra time for SSC exams

SSC examinations will begin from March 25 with the new patter and syllabus for Secondary School Certificate exams. Taking these into consideration, students will be given 15 minutes extra so that they have sufficient time to understand and answer the question paper.

This has been confirmed by District Educational Officer K Lingaiah that the duration of examinations would be 2.45 hours instead of 2.3 hours whereas the second lanugage paper duration will be of 3.15 hours.

A tital of 63,126 students will appear for this SSC examination across 274 centers that will be managed by 274 chief superintendents and 3328 invigilators. Only Chief Superintendent will be allowed to use cellular phones in the centers. This will help curbe any malpractices and cheating in exams. However, students will be able to leave the examination center before the full-time of exams.

Cbse gets tough on bullying in schools

Cbse has gone tough on ragging and bullying in schools. It has laid fresh guidelines to curb such incidents. It is interesting to notice that cbse has suggested a graded response mechanism to address such cases of bullying. It further adds that a comprehensive list of guidelines may be incorporated for the school management with actions and penalties against such misconduct.

 

These actions may include verbal / written warning, suspension from attending of schools/classes , withholding of results, cancellation of school/ board results, imposition of fines and as strong as expulsion from school in case of rare circumstances.

 

Cbse has taken into consideration incidents like suicide attempt of a Bihar chief minister’s son after he was allegedly ragged in a school in Gwalior and many more such incidents. The board has also urged schools to keep a complaint/suggestion box to monitor feedback regularly. It further states that it is primarily a responsibility of schools to monitor and stop such incidents and implications of neglect will be penalized.

 

We realize that its a very positive move from cbse schools if they keep a strong check on such incidents and make schools an unbiased place to study cbse study material.