NEW DELHI : In a major move aimed at easing the increasing pressure on students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced a two-year board exam program will be in effect beginning with the academic year 2024-25 . Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in an interview in 2023 that the transformational changes are aimed at reducing the anxiety and stress that students often face due to a single chance in board exams.
The proposed new priority for Class X and Class XII batches of 2024-25 gives students the freedom to choose whether they should appear in both the examinations, Minister Pradhan asserted in 2023 . "If a student feels that his preparation is complete." and be completely satisfied in one set of tests." then he will not be able to pass the next test.Nothing will be compulsory.
To implement this reform strategy, the centrally appointed National Steering Committee headed by former president K Kasturirangan has formulated a new National Curriculum Framework (NCF) in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Students with classes 11 and 12 in addition to a new way of reforming the educational system.
The 2025 Board Examination Schedule indicates that the first set will be conducted around November-December 2024, followed by the second set in February-March 2025. Students will be considered for the scores in both the Final Result and Merit Schedule examinations.
These groundbreaking changes come as part of the broader education reforms outlined in NEP 2020. It reflects the government’s commitment to providing a positive learning environment with an emphasis on reducing stress, enabling flexibility and with the world educational practices have met.
As India gears up for this transformational change in its education system, the CBSE decision is poised to have a positive impact on the overall well-being of students, paving the way for a more student-centered approach to research large and adjustable.
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