CBSE, the Central Board of Secondary Education students, who will be appearing for boards in 2020 will observe some significant changes in the examination pattern. The board will be introducing internal assessment in every subject which will aid into changing the format of question paper for the board examination.
As per the new rules, CBSE has provided more weight on the internal assessment of the students in the schools, including in subjects like Political Science, Maths, languages. This will pave the way for more objective type questions in the board exam paper.
CBSE has too announced Sample Paper and marking scheme for 2020 board exams in its official site
Major changes in CBSE Board Exams 2020! Here’s what will be different next year.
Why the pattern change?
As per CBSE, the steps were practiced to stop students from memorizing lessons, improve analytical skills, reasoning abilities and to enhance the academic excellence of the institutions.
The 12th standard board exam of CBSE will have 25% MCQs. Till 2019, out of 100, 20 marks were kept for internal assessment. Out of the rest 80, now one will have to answer only 60 marks of subjective questions — this will benefit the students to score more marks in the examination.
Even within the subjective type questions, the number of internal options in a question will be raised by 33 %. This will leave the students with more choices to solve a single question.
Primarily subjects of 12th standard like Maths, languages, Political Science did not cover internal assessment. Though, after the changed norms, 10 marks will be taken from internal evaluation and 10 more from school examinations.
In English subjects, the 20 marks for the internal assessment will be taken from Assessment for Speaking and Listening, where the students are tested for their English language speaking and listening skills, but it will be held by the external examiners.
For 10th standard boards, the 20 marks internal assessment has been classified into four parts of 5 marks each — Periodic Test, Multiple Assesment, Portfolio and Subject Enrichment Activities.
Though the practical exams might be conducted in the external centers, same as theory exams of 2020 CBSE boards, the board has not ended on that yet.