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From 2018, CBSE boards to begin a month early

From 2018 , Class X and XII CBSE board exams will take place in February instead of march as the CBSE is planning to advance the cycle of exams and related activities from 2018-2019.

Moreover it will be completed within a month. Currently board exams begin March 1 and ends at April 20.

CBSE chairman R K Chathurvedi said this would help the board in declaring results in third or fourth week of May .

The early results will also help the students to go for UG admission process.

“Otherwise it has been a neckand-neck affair ” said chairperson.

The board’s plan to advance the examinations is a part of the reforms in the evaluation process, which has come under the scanner due to glaring errors in the practice.

“By April, vacations begin and the experienced teachers are not available. Therefore, advancing evaluation to mid-March will ensure we have the best teachers checking the answer scripts. Otherwise, in April during vacations, schools offer us only temporary, ad-hoc and newly-appointed teachers for the evaluation exercise as experienced teachers don’t oblige,” said Chaturvedi.

This helps the board to work on results effectively to make them error-free.

Under new scheme , the CBSE is expecting the best and experienced teachers to come for evaluation and going to conduct two training session for them.

Around 50,000 teachers across 2000 centres are engaged in evaluation process.

On re-evaluation Chathurvedi said “Moreover, I think there is no point in allowing re-evaluation of 10 questions. Either it should be allowed in totality or not at all. The matter is also in court. But if we can ensure that evaluations themselves are error-free, the question of re-evaluation will not arise,” added Chaturvedi.






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