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Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has said that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will introduce changes in the examination pattern for class X and XII from 2019-20 session. CBSE will develop critical thinking and reasoning abilities of students. It will also help in discouraging rote learning.
The Minister said this in the parliament while responding to an unstarred question on the topic raised by MPs Keshari Dev Patel and Chirag Paswan.
Among the measures introduced to effect this change is the following:
- Reduction in the number of questions.
- More internal choices.
- Increase in the number of objective type questions.
- Reduction in subjective questions.
- Introduction of internal assessment in all subjects.
“The internal choices will be implemented on 33 per cent of the questions for the students. The one-mark objective type questions will be around 25 per cent of the questions in all subjects. Internal assessment will count for 20 per cent marks in subjects in which there is no practical assessment,” the Minister said.
The exams in 2020 will see these changes for the first time.