CBSE examination reforms

February 19, 2014, 2:50 pm

According to this body’s position paper on examination reforms — external examinations are largely inappropriate for the knowledge society of the 21st century and its need for innovative problem solvers; questions, if not framed well, call for rote memorsation and fail to test higher-order skills like reasoning and analysis, lateral... Full News

CBSE invites Applications for Assistant Professor and Assistant Director

February 13, 2014, 12:36 pm

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has invited applications for the posts of Assistant Professor, Joint Director, Deputy Director and Assistant Director. The posts are under Group A and of a regular and permanent nature. Selected candidates may be posted anywhere in India or outside India. The last day for... Full News

CBSE made changes in Class 10 board exam scores

February 12, 2014, 12:54 pm

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made revolutionary changes in the pattern of its examinations to reduce stress on students. The Class 10 final marks secured by a student will no longer be the exact same marks he or she received on the respective final examination; the combined scores of... Full News

CBSE has asked Teachers to be Open-minded to Open Text Test

February 10, 2014, 12:53 pm

The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) has asked teachers to be open-minded about students’ views while evaluating them for their first-ever ‘Open Textbook Assessment’ (OTBA) scheduled for March this year. Making this known in a circular, CBSE said under the OTBA system, the board provides text material to students months... Full News

CBSE guidelines for awarding best grades in English

February 10, 2014, 12:51 pm

As per Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) guidelines for awarding best grades in English for classes IX and X (2013-14) have been framed. The notification states that the summative assessment for Class IX shall have a component of assessment of speaking and listening (ASL) carrying 20 marks, while the summative... Full News

Relief to Students of Class X CBSE boards

February 8, 2014, 10:46 pm

Internal exams for Class X boards of schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come as a huge relief to students set to appear for the test. While those set to take Class X exams from state board or ICSE board were preparing day and night,... Full News

Lots of conditions that CBSE imposes on schools accreditation

February 8, 2014, 2:41 pm

Lots of conditions that CBSE imposes on schools accreditation process that has been made compulsory. The documents required for it consist of some thousand pages and there are hundreds of conditions that the schools have to comply with before they are granted the School Quality Assessment and Accreditation (SQAA) certificate. It has... Full News

CBSE is going to start National Counselling Programme for pre-exam stress

February 4, 2014, 12:49 pm

To help students deal with pre-exam, the Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE) is going to start Psychological Counselling service for students and parents, as well from 1 February till 17 April 2014. The annual counselling which will be held for the 17th consecutive year will stay open in both pre-examination... Full News

CBSE has extended Window Period to Conduct SA-II Examination from 30 Jan 2014 to 15 Feb 2014

January 31, 2014, 1:20 pm

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has extended the window period to conduct SA-II examination 2013-14 for Classes IX and XI for Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills (ASL) from 30 January 2014 to 15 February 2014, said a recently released circular at CBSE’s academic website. The online version of... Full News

For CBSE standard IX, X students, 25 per cent marks is must to pass

January 29, 2014, 2:13 pm

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with new guidelines for students. It is now mandatory for a class IX students of CBSE board to score a minimum of 25 per cent marks in summative assessments (SA) in order to qualify to be promoted to the next... Full News