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*The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) B**oard Exams
2020 pattern made ‘student-friendly’, though opinions differ.*

__CBSE Board Exams pattern 2020__**:**Experts claim that the initiatives being taken by CBSE should not be limited to only class 9-12 but a change in teaching and learning process is needed right from the beginning. Many also argue that making things too simple or scoring-friendly might make it harder for students to accept challenges in future.

The Central Board of Secondary Education
(CBSE) in a series of tweets has claimed that the new exam pattern for the
Class X and XII Board Exams 2020 has brought ‘cheers among students’, however,
teachers, guardians and academicians seem to have a different opinion. The
changes in the exam consist of 20 marks internal assessment or practical for
all subjects, more internal choices and introduction of objective type
questions in board exams.

The CBSE claims
that the new pattern “would make the assessment student-friendly, objective type
questions will also mean a detailed study and a lesser number of descriptive
questions reduced for class 10 and 12 boards will give more time to students to
think and write more creative answers without stress during the exams.” It also
added that having practical for all the subjects would also make “students
understand, recall and apply knowledge instead of just cramming.”

Among other initiatives
taken by CBSE, the students will have to take two levels of maths exam for
class 10 from 2020 onwards. In addition to the existing level, an easier
mathematics syllabus will be introduced under level 2. According to an official
circular by the CBSE, the current mathematics subject will be called Mathematics
(Standard) and the easier level will be called Mathematics (Basic). Students
who fail or get a compartment in Standard Mathematics exam will have the option
to appear for compartment exam in any of the two levels.

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Some academicians are
saying that the new exam pattern will make scoring easier. “This is a war of
boards. State boards and central boards are introducing fancy names and schemes
but how is it impacting the students is not checked. Boards are also giving
marks leniently to students. All this combined will make it really hard for
such students to accept failures or defeat,” said a CBSE school teacher on
condition of anonymity.

One Mumbai-based counselor
believes that all education reforms cannot be targeted from class 9 -12.
“Improvement in teaching - learning pedagogy, conceptual learning for teachers,
orientation for all stakeholders and regular steps are what we need. We cannot
introduce reforms for four years of class 9, 10, 11 and 12. There is a need to
have more planned and structured reforms across the schooling so that such
skills are naturally imbedded in students rather than introducing conceptual
learning one fine year. Such outcomes might be short lived.”

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