CBSE Class 10th and 12th Exam 2020: Board Introduces Major Changes in the Exam Pattern

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced some major changes in the exam pattern for class 10th, 12th in the academic session 2019-20. As per the new examination pattern, the CBSE has given more importance to the school-based/internal assessment. Question papers will have objective type questions.

CBSE has applied these changes to discourage students from rote learning and develop reasoning abilities and analytical abilities among students. These changes are expected to improve the academic quality of the institutions. According to the new marking scheme shared by CBSE class 10th, 12th, the board exam will have about 20 marks dedicated to the objective type or Multiple Choice Questions. The precise marks allocated to 1 marks questions are available on

The board is also in the process of conducting workshops across various schools in the nation. These annual workshops are aimed to inform teachers of the new changes in the curriculum if there is any. The board has introduced a massive change in the exam pattern, which will be implemented from the CBSE 10th 12th Board Exam 2020, for making it tougher.

The officials informed those teachers who attended the workshops (on-going) that the objective type questions are expected to be ‘tricky’ for those students who do a selective course. According to the officials, CBSE papers may pick any line from NCERT textbook and turn it into a fill in the blank or objective type question. Only those students who are thorough with all the subjects would be able to secure good marks.

The teachers and experts recommend students to ensure that they spend sufficient time in reading the NCERT chapters. Relying on reference books might not help in scoring well. Those students who do not have the NCERT books can either buy or download it from the official website.