The most trending news of scrapping of the 12th Board Exam has crashed the internet. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced that the authority is thinking to remove the 12th class board exam followed by some state boards declaring the same. Across the continuum, among parents, teachers, or state education departments, there is an argument about postponing (or canceling) the exams. The board has also canceled class 10th board exams amid this surge in COVID -19 cases. The majority of subjects, in the CBSE exam syllabus, have about 30% marks set aside for internal assessment such as practicals and project work.
How The Class 12th Students Are Going To Be Graded?
- Almost one-third of the total students appearing in the board exam had taken all their exams before the COVID – 19 pandemic surges.
- Among the remaining candidate, i.e. about two-thirds of the total students will be marked under the special scheme. A majority of the students have finished exams in three or more subjects.
- Only 2300 students, mostly riot-affected areas schools of Northeast Delhi, could take a maximum of two exams until 18th March.
How This Step Is Going To Affect The Other State Board?
- Till now, 18 states and union territories including Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karnataka have already conducted their Board exams for Class 12th students.
- This decision of CBSE to cancel exams in July has already influenced the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education followed suit. The education minister of West Bengal addressed this step as the recommendations by the expert committee and the CBSE’s submission in the Supreme Court.
Some are concerned about not conducting Board exams will lead to a fall in the quality of Indian school education. But our exam-centric system has pushed the quality of our education so low that it is still in a subconscious state to level up further, says experts.