CBSE to conduct board exams in February from 2018

CBSE to conduct Class X and Class XII board exams in the month of February from 2018

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to preponed the class 10 and 12 examination by a month as part of reforms focused on “error-free evaluation”. Therefore the board exams might begin in February instead of March. CBSE is also planning to sum up the examination within a month to give more time to teachers to evaluate answer sheets. As per sources, the Class 12 exams could start by February 15. At present, the exams usually begins from March and ends by third week of April.
CBSE believes that the declaration of the early results will help students apply for the the undergraduate admission in various universities.

Why change in the age old practice of board?

As reported by TOI, the board has taken this step to advance the cycle of exams and related activities from 2018-19 as a part of reforms focused on “error-free evaluation.”

More on the conduct of examination:

  • Also, CBSE has said that the whole process of board examination will conclude in given time period i.e. 45 days
  • Generally, the board starts both class 10 and class 12 examinations in the first week of March and conclude in April mid.
CBSE Chairman R K Chaturvedi while speaking to TOI said that this would also advance the date of declaration of results, which generally come around the third or fourth week of May.
This advancement of the examination date is planned keeping in mind the evaluation process which has got highlighted as some students complained error in totalling. However, CBSE clarified that 2.47 per cent of the answersheets were given for verification this year and there were at least 2,000 cases where a student’s marks went up by 26 or more after verification.
The board’s plan to advance the examinations is a part of the reforms in the evaluation process, which has come under the scanner due to glaring errors in the practice.

CBSE on re-evaluation process:

Amid complaints by students of evaluation faults in their class 12, the CBSE on Tuesday set up two committees to study the loopholes in the evaluation procedure.
“The board has taken a prompt decision to set up two committees comprising senior officers to look into the problems related to the evaluation processes being followed,” a senior CBSE official said in recent PTI report.