Board Exams to be Conducted Twice a Year as per Government’s New Curriculum Framework

Board exams will held twice a year

New curriculum frameworks with groundbreaking changes have been released by the Ministry of Education in order to improve the accessibility and comprehensiveness of the educational system. From board exams to language studies, the upcoming framework aligns with the New Education Policy (NEP).

Under the transformative curriculum, the traditional annual board examination will witness a significant change. The board exams will be conducted twice a year, giving students the opportunity to secure their best scores. A new curriculum framework from the Ministry of Education aims to reduce the high-pressure environment that is often associated with single annual exams.

Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union Education Minister, announced today that the new curriculum framework (NCF), in line with National Education Policy 2020, is ready and textbooks will be developed for the academic year 2024.

Board exams require TWO STUDY LANGUAGES instead of one

According to the New Education Policy (NEP), students are required to study two languages, one of which must be an Indian language. This not only emphasizes linguistic diversity but celebrates the nation’s rich cultural heritage.

Among the two languages students will study in classes 11 and 12, one must be an Indian language, according to the final NCF (National Curriculum Framework) document.

This student-centric approach seeks to empower learners with a deeper understanding of subjects and practical skills rather than relying on months of coaching and memorizing.

A board exam will be offered at least twice a year in order to provide students with sufficient time and opportunities to succeed. Students will be allowed to take board exams in subjects they have completed and feel ready for.

Moreover, the choice of subjects will be widened. Students will no longer be limited by the traditional separation of Arts, Science, and Commerce streams. Through the curriculum framework, students will be able to explore a wider array of topics, fostering a well-rounded education.

School boards will develop capacities to offer ‘on-demand’ exams in due course. Additionally, testers and evaluators for board exams must complete university-certified courses before taking on this work.

Through its encouragement to avoid the common practice of “covering” textbooks in the classroom, the framework clearly emphasizes its focus on optimising educational resources. In addition, the Ministry stresses the importance of reducing textbook costs to ensure that quality education remains accessible to everyone.

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