The Central Board of Secondary Education will shortly issue a directive asking all schools affiliated with it across the country to prepare for a migration from the current academic system to a more graded one as proposed in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, moving towards a 5+3+3+4 system from the present 10+2 system.
Now, after CBSE received word from schools regarding the issues faced in the two-board exam format, it has decided to return to its previous single-board exam format.
As per reports, the senior official said that CBSE had never said that the two-board exam format would be continued and that it was just a one-time formula only.
The decision had been taken because the 2020-21 board exams had to be canceled because of the Covid-19 scenario and students had to be evaluated on internal assessments, practical exams, and projects.
The CBSE Term 2 board exams are now scheduled to begin from April 26 onwards and it has been decided that the Term 2 board exam will have more weightage than the Term 1 exams which is a shift from the earlier decision of equal weightage for both.
The official however said that the 30% syllabus reduction will continue this year as well and that students would need to study a rationalised syllabus. NCERT would be sending the rationalisation details to the education ministry based on which an announcement would be made.
Schools can teach the reduced syllabus from the existing books, the official said.