From quality to delivery of question papers, CBSE suggests measures to improve exam system

The panel formed after the leak of CBSE Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers has made a number of recommendations to make the current system better. The panel, headed by VS Oberoi, a former secretary of the Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) and comprising seven others, was tasked by the HRD ministry to review all security-related aspects in the examination system in order to ensure question papers reach the examinees without being tampered. The panel was also asked to assess potential points of weakness in the present…

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Ministry panel plans encryption, QR codes on CBSE question papers to prevent leaks

An expert panel set up by the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry has recommended shortening and bifurcating the CBSE board exam season, encrypting and using centre-specific quick response (QR) codes on question papers in a bid to prevent a repeat of this year’s leak of the Class 12 economics and Class 10 mathematics papers. The panel’s report, which HT has seen, also sought to do away with variations in marking schemes and moderation practices followed by different boards. HT had first reported on the recommendations of the panel on June 4.…

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CBSE will use technology to check board exam question paper leak

The Department of School Education will use advanced technology from next year’s CBSE examinations to check incidents of question paper leak, Union School Education Secretary Anil Swarup said in Kolkata on Monday. The CBSE had come under attack after the economics paper of the Class 12 board exams was leaked in March, affecting lakhs of students, and a re-examination was ordered. “The Secretary of Education has appointed a committee to explore how technology can be used to prevent any recurrence of such a situation,” Swarup said. He asserted that no…

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Exclusive: CBSE plans Class 10, 12 Board exams on same date in two shifts

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) proposes to hold the finals for classes 10 and 12 on same dates in two shifts, a move that will reduce the examination period and give teachers extra time to check answer-scripts more thoroughly. The new plan was designed after the board met principals of some of the top schools in New Delhi and its satellite cities. The CBSE, which has two panels committees to suggest ways to improve the system, will review the suggestions before a final decision is taken. The country’s…

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HC notice to CBSE rule saying teachers not to accompany kids in school buses

New Delhi The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to the city government and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on a plea challenging the board’s amended rule that teachers will not accompany students in school buses and not be allotted non-academic work. A division bench of acting chief justice Gita Mittal and justice C Hari Shankar sought a response from the CBSE and Delhi’s Directorate of Education (DoE) by November 6. The plea filed by NGO Angika Development Society through advocate Arjun Harkauli challenged the CBSE’s October 2016…

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CBSE re-evaluation could change Delhi University merit list, says high court

The Delhi high court on Tuesday said the ongoing Delhi University admissions could be impacted by the Class XII examination answer sheets submitted to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for re-evaluation this year. A bench of acting chief justice Gita Mittal and justice C Hari Shankar said “the merit position of students could change substantially” on the basis of marks obtained after re-evaluation. “Therefore, as a matter of abundant caution, colleges and admission-seeking students need to be kept informed about the pendency of the writ petition as well…

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CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2017: English Paper Analysis

English paper has just been over for CBSE Class 10 board examinees. The examination scheduled for 30 March 2017 has been over and students were seen happy and elated coming out of the exam hall. There was an air of satisfaction among Class 10 board examinees of CBSE. “The Summative Assessment II English Communicative 101 for the Std X students of the AISCE 2017 has definitely brought smiles to students”, said Mrs Amrita Chaudhuri, PGT in English, Mother’s Public School, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. CBSE Class 10 English Question Paper Pattern The…

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CBSE asks schools to urge students to download PM Modi's mobile app

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked schools to encourage students, teachers and parents and teachers to download the ‘Narendra Modi mobile app’ so that they can share their experiences with the Prime Minister. The Board issued a notification after the Prime Minister in one of his ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio addresses urged students to face examinations with confidence and optimism while seeking their response through the Narendra Modi app. In its notification, CBSE has invited students, teachers and parents to give a feedback on their own experiences…

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Are there three equations of motion or five: CIC asks CBSE to clarify

Are there three equations of motion or five? The strange plea came before the Central Information Commission which has now directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to clarify the subject after considering views of a person who claimed to have discovered one of the five equations. The case relates to Sangrur-based applicant, Amritpal Singh Nafria, who sought to know details of equations of motion taught in Physics school-books of the CBSE. He is claiming that there are five equations of motion and has given representations to this effect…

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25 lakh students to appear for CBSE exams this year

Over 25 lakh students have registered this year for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams-the highest in the history of the exam and 6.3% more than last year’s total. According to the data provided by CBSE, a total of 14,99,122 candidates have registered for the Class X (both Board-based and school-based) exams as against 13,73,853 in 2015-an increase of almost 1.25 lakh. Similarly for Class XII Boards, 10,67,900 candidates have registered as against 10,40,368 in 2015. Class X and XII board exams will begin from March 1 and…

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