Exams and assessment to be based on syllabus

Exams and assessment to be based on syllabus and not NCERT, says CBSE

As per the recent reports, the Examination Controller of the CBSE state that the assessment for the Board examinations would be based on the syllabus prescribed by CBSE and not given in the NCERT books.

Before the new schema, for classes 9,10,11 and 12th, the Board prescribed NCERT textbooks to teachers and the students. The statement read that “It has been brought to the notice of CBSE that in these books, at certain places, it is mentioned that particular part of the book is not for the purpose of examination/assessment”.

“Similar instructions are given for the information/question provided in boxes also. It is for information of all concerned that this information is not applicable for the students who will be appearing in the Class X and XII examinations conducted by CBSE in 2020,” the statement added.

Officials believe that the recent announcement is made in the background of enhancing the learnings of the students. They asserted that examinations and assessments are made to check the understanding of the students on different concepts of the subject. Hence, it is not good to limit their learning by restricting them to a textbook.

CBSE also urged the students of Class 10th and 12th to check the syllabus uploaded on the CBSE website –

The statement also added that “Examination/assessment will be done based on the syllabus provided by CBSE and not as given in the NCERT Books. This information be invariably brought to the notice of all teachers, students, and parents so that they can make preparations accordingly.”

Almost 30 lakh students are expected to appear in CBSE Class 10 and 12 exams next year. Last year, the Board registered 31,14,821 students for board exams. The next annual examinations are expected in February and March 2020.

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