CBSE: Two levels of English, Sanskrit exams from 2021-22 session

CBSE already has two levels of exams for mathematics and Hindi.

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Team Careers360 | Jan 18, 2021 - 7:06 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will introduce English and Sanskrit at two levels from the 2021-’22 session, said a statement from the ministry of education on Monday.

The CBSE already holds exams at two levels for mathematics and Hindi for Class 10. The statement covers the steps the education ministry and bodies it oversees are taking to implement the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

Examination reforms are a major feature of the NEP 2020. The education ministry statement says the department of school education and literacy has already taken steps to implement some of them.

“CBSE will introduce improvement examination from the year 2021 and will introduce English and Sanskrit at two levels from the session 2021-22,” said the statement. Earlier, the education minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ had announced that the CBSE 2021 exams will be held from May 4. The board has not released the full date sheet yet.

In addition to introducing multiple levels in some subjects, the proportion of “competency-based questions”, meant to discourage rote learning, will also rise in CBSE board exam questions papers. “Competency-based questions have been introduced in the [CBSE] board exams for Classes 10 and 12 in a phased manner, increasing by 10% every year.”

Learning outcomes have been defined for all classes up to secondary level (Classes 9 and 10) and “draft of learning outcomes for senior secondary level has been released for inviting suggestions”, says the ministry’s statement.

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