CBSE issues new guidelines: Board exam is back, sanskrit for two more years
New Delhi : CBSE governing body on Tuesday morning gave green signal to bring back class X board exams, compulsory from 2018 academic year. The core members of team also discussed over sticking with three language formula till board exams – which means students who are currently studying Sanskrit in class 8 will have to continue studying it till class 10th and also appear for it in the board exams.
Languages that are completely foreign will be taught as an elective subject to the students. However, all these decision still need an approval from the government.
As per current rules, over 2.5 crore students have a choice of opting either for a board exam or school-based examination on the completion of Class 10th.
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar had earlier claimed that he is in favour of making the class 10th board examinations compulsory again.
"We will implement it from the 2017-2018 session. Not this year or in the next two months. The final decisions will be announced soon, it is under final consideration," Mr Javadekar had said last month.
The compulsory board examination for Class 10th students were scrapped from the system in 2010. Post which parents and guardians complaint of education system showing a lack in producing quality studies.