On May 1, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), came up with an evaluation criteria for students seeking admission to class 11. This comes after the class 10 CBSE exams got cancelled by the central government.
CBSE directs schools to stop streaming in class 11
The board had earlier directed schools to stop streaming in class 11. Students were earlier asked to choose any one stream from the arts, science and commerce streams. This year however, students will be allowed to choose any combination of subjects without streaming.
“As per the scheme of studies of the Board, students are allowed to offer any combination of subjects without any streaming, hence, schools should also follow the same,” read a statement from the board.
The CBSE has now allowed students who chose Basic Mathematics in class 10 to opt for it in class 11, without attempting a standard version of the paper. However, that s relaxation is only available for the current academic year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in the country.
“Exemption has again been extended to permit Mathematics in Class 11 if a student has offered Mathematics Basic (241) in Class 10,” the board has said.
Schools will be able to decide the mode for conducting compartment exams
Besides this, those students who don’t qualify the Class 10 board exam on the basis of the new evaluation, will be allowed to study in class 11. They won’t have to attempt any compartment exam.
The board then further stated that the compartment exams will be conducted as soon as the COVID-19 situation normalises. According to a document from the board, the compartment exam will be an objective one, and will be based on the sample papers shared by the board. However, schools will be permitted to decide whether these examinations will be held in the online of offline mode.
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