Class 10, 12 Students Can Appear For Board Exams Twice A Year! Why This Is A Good Move?
Last week, Indian Govt announced the New Education Policy, which is education sector’s biggest and only reform in the last 34 years.
Besides several other new developments, the NEP 2020 has allowed class 10 and class 12 students to appear twice for board exams.
Why is this a great news?
Two Board Exams A Year: Why This Is A Good Move?
In an interview, HRD Minister and Education Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal has confirmed that under the new education policy, class 10th and class 12th students can now appear for board exams twice a year.
By allowing class 10th and class 12th students to appear for board exams twice a year, the pressure on them will reduce, and the risk factor pertaining to one single exam will diminish.
This will allow the students to experiment with their learnings, and instead of memorizing the concepts and algorithms, they will implement them and use them practically.
Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal said, “All students will be allowed to take the board examination twice during any school year to eliminate the higher risk aspect of final examinations. A main examination and an improvement will be allowed if necessary,”
Besides, the dependencies on coaching institute will come down, as the real test will be of the skills and knowledge, and not the ability to memorize them for an exam.
As per the new policy, students will be soon able to choose between modular or semester-wise board exams, and separate exams for objective and subjective-type questions can be introduced as well.
New Education Policy: Main Highlights
Removing 10+2 model of schooling, and replacing it with 5+3+3+4 is one of the best, and most critical updates under the new education policy 2020.
The three essential years of pre-school and the reducing the importance of board exams can work a long way, in making students more creative, more open to ideas, and less dependent on just the marks obtained in the exams.
You can find detailed explanation of 5+3+3+4 schooling model here.
And the main highlights of the New Education Policy here.