CBSE Class 10 New Paper Pattern: Board to Reward ‘Creative Answers’ in 10th Examinations From 2019 Academic Year, Sample Papers Soon at cbse.nic.in
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been initiating major changes recently for the betterment of it's class 10 and class 12 candidates. After the declaration of 10th and 12th results 2019, CBSE has now come up with a new question paper pattern for class 10 students. As per reports, the board is now planning to reward, “creative answers and discourage rote learnings”, and the same is likely to be introduced from the current 2019 academic year. In a bid to improve the quality of examinations, CBSE will introduce the new paper format in sample papers soon, mostly in July, 2019 online at cbse.nic.in for the teachers to understand the 10th question paper pattern. CBSE Class 10, 12 Results 2019 Re-evaluation & Re-Verification. 

As part of its ongoing reforms, the board has decided to expand the current format of objective questions that carry 20 marks. According to TOI, the significant change will occur in the theory paper worth 60 marks. From the current academic year, these sections will have fewer questions with each given higher marks to encourage long form and creative answers. Siddhant Pengoriya and Divyansh Wadhwa Score 499/500 Along With 11 Other Students in CBSE Class 10 Board Exams. 

List of Changes to be Introduced in CBSE Class 10 Paper Pattern

1. For the internal papers, that carry 20 marks, will now ask the students to create a portfolio on a particular subject and their learning during the year that will carry 5 to 10 marks.

2. The number of questions in the portion carrying 60 marks will be reduced.

3. With a lesser number of questions, students will have to answer in the long form, longer than the present format and in a more creative way.

4. Sample papers explaining the new question pattern will be introduced in July, 2019 for teachers and students to understand the scheme of questions.

As noted above, this is not the first time, that CBSE has introduced changes in the question paper pattern. Ahead of class 10 and class 12 board exam this year, the board announced to increase the value of objective type questions from 10% to 20%. This offered examinees to secure more percentile and it proved well in 2019 CBSE 10th, 12th board results in 2019. The number of high scorers i.e. 90% and above crossed three lakh mark this year; 94,000 in class 12 and 2.3 lakh in class 10.