The Central Board for Secondary Education, commonly known as CBSE, is an educational board operating at the national level in India. The board looks into the education of several private and public schools affiliated to it.
It prepares students for higher education by conducting the board exams at classes 10 and 12. It is one of the most preferred boards for education in India.
The CBSE conducts class 10 and 12 board examinations once every year. Class 12 board examinations to be conducted in the upcoming year of 2020 will be witnessing a number of changes in the examination pattern.
These changes have been introduced to make the exams more student friendly and make it more inclusive for the schools from which the students will be appearing.
Before appearing for the exam, it is extremely important for students to acquaint themselves with all the changes introduced in the examination pattern.
With a clear idea about the examination, students will be able to prepare for the examination in an easier way.
Here are the changes in the CBSE class 12 board examination 2020 which the students must take note of –
- More objective questions
CBSE informed its students that it would include 25% more of objective type questions. This change is a big relief for the students as it will allow them to score more marks easily in the paper and they will not have to write lengthy answers during the exam.
Out of an 80 marks paper, students will have to appear for objective questions of 20 marks.
- Increase in the number of internal choices
A 33% increase has been incorporated in all sections of the question paper for the 2019 board examinations itself. 2020 exams will see the continuation of the same trend.
Students will have more options to choose, making it easy for them to write answers to their choice and preparation the examination.
- Internal assessments
Every paper of CBSE class 12 board examination will now include internal assessments. The CBSE written examination will only be of 80 marks from 2020 onwards.
Thus, candidates will be able to score more marks through internal assessment, even in subjects like political science, maths and other languages.
- Importance of school examinations
As per the new examination pattern and marking scheme, the final results of the school exam will also be weighed in, in the final results of the board examination. 10% of the marks from the final results will be included within the 20 marks for internal assessments.
- Assessment for Speaking and Listening (ASL)
For English, students will be marked for the internal examination of 20 marks on the basis of Assessment for Speaking and Listening. This assessment will be conducted by external examiners.
- External examination centres for practical exams
Even though this change is not a confirmed one, CBSE is planning to conduct practical examinations at external centres just like the written examinations are conducted. The official statement for this change is yet to be released.
Once the students are aware of these changes, it will be more systematic and organised for students to plan their preparation process.