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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Five ways to fit marking exams around your teaching

Are you balancing full-time teaching with exam marking this term? One teacher-examiner offers her advice on how to make sure you’re efficient and resourceful with your time It was the middle of the spring term that I announced my decision to my department: “I am going to markGCSE scripts.”This was met with cries of “Oh you’re so brave!” and “It’s amazing that you can fit it around your teaching!” You may be sat there thinking that marking scripts really isn’t that big a deal; it’s no different to the marking we…

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Disabled students won’t get free hostel facilities at rehab university if they fail in exams

Divyang (specially abled) students who fail in their exams at Dr Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University will not be eligible for the university’s free hostel and mess facilities. Vice chancellor prof Nishith Rai chaired an important meeting on Wednesday to deliberate on this and other new rules governing hostel allotment and occupancy. The new hostel regulations were approved in the meeting after the discussion, said Prof AP Tiwari, academic advisor to vice chancellor and spokesperson for the university. Only those specially abled students, who clear their exams and have at…

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Cheating in exams: UP to bring in anti-copying bill in upcoming assembly session

Lucknow: An anti-copying bill to stop rampant cheating in examinations in Uttar Pradesh and a skill development university for improved employability bill are part of the UP government’s plans to improve the education system in the state. A significant 60,61,034 candidates registered for the high school and intermediate examinations in the state this year. They included 34,04,715 examinees for Class 10 and 26,56,319 for Class 12 . However, due to strict vigilance following reported cases of cheating in previous years, an unexpected 5,94,503 candidates left the examination hall midway through the…

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