CBSE Class 10 Board Exam Reforms: From 2020, ‘2 Levels of Mathematics’ to Be Introduced – Key Points to Know
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has once again come up with an announcement regarding the board examinations. In the recent, the board decided to introduce two levels of Mathematics for students of Class 10 for different needs for the academic year 2019-20. CBSE released a circular announcing and explaining the reason behind such a move. It stated that the students experience stress before their most “difficult” subject’s examination. In a bid to reduce that burden, the education board will introduce this new reform of two levels of Math examination for the batch ending March 2020. The notification is available on the official website; cbse.nic.in in which the details of the scheme is available. Hindi to be Made Compulsory Till Class 8? No Such Recommendation, Says HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. 

Mathematics has always been infamous among the students scaring their intellect with as many tricky questions possible. The educational institutes have often come up with unique approaches trying to lessen that stress before the examination. However, CBSE’s recent move appears to be the first-of-its-kind that any educational board in India has presented to its students. The students must note that there should not be two levels of assessment exam for class 11, confirmed the officials. The notice further clears that the first level would be the same as the existing one and other would be a more comfortable level. CBSE Textbook Content to Be Reduced by 15% From 2019 Academic Session; Important Points About NCERT New Syllabus. 

Key Points of CBSE's Two Level of Class 10 Mathematics Exam

1. The two levels of examination are only for Math class 10 students, and the same is not applicable to the internal assessment.

2. The nomenclature for the two exams will be Math—Standard for the existing level of exams and Mathematics-Basic for the easier level of examination.

3. The CBSE syllabus, classroom teaching and internal assessment for both the levels of the exam would remain the same so that the students get an opportunity to study the whole range of topics throughout the year.

4. The students can accordingly decide upon the level of board examination depending upon their aptitude and abilities.

5. The Standard level will be for students who wish to opt for Math at the Senior Secondary level, and the Basic would be for those who are interested in pursuing the subject at higher levels.

6. Board candidates will have the right to choose between the two levels of the exam at the time of submission of List of Candidates (LoC) by the affiliated school.

7. As per norms, in case if a student fails at any level of Mathematics, he or she can appear at the compartment examinations.

Above the essential points that students must note before they begin their preparations for the board examinations. Meanwhile, CBSE is all set to conduct the 2019 board examinations for classes 10 and 12 in February. It is speculated that the examination will be held under strict surveillance to avoid any malpractice during the exam.