January 14, 2013, 12:00 am
CBSE has allowed its affiliated schools to conduct school-based class X board examination in March this year.
Until last year, the board used to send question papers for both formative and summative assessment of students. However from this year, the board will not send the question papers for summative assessment of students studying in class X.
"From this year, CBSE has given complete authority to schools to hold school-based board exams. Schools will prepare question papers individually and the in house teachers will evaluate answer sheets of their students," said Prakash Chaudhary, vice-president of Sahodaya Indore. "The board has directed that school-based examination for class X students should only commence after the board-based examination gets over," said Chaudhary.
The board-based exam for class X will start from March 1 and conclude on March 15. The board has asked schools to hold the school-based exam from March 16. The decision of the board has received mixed response from students and parents. "It is a good move as students will not have the ’board stress’ anymore," said Bharati Jain, whose daughter attends Shishukunj school.
On the other hand, students feel that this will add to their stress level as the teachers would set difficult question papers, unlike the board which prepares the questions considering all categories of students.