CBSE to introduce 2 levels of math exams for Class 10

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 12 January 2019

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will introduce two levels of examination in Mathematics for Class 10 students in 2020 to cater to different kinds of learners.

Pune: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will introduce two levels of examination in Mathematics for Class 10 students in 2020 to cater to different kinds of learners. On recommendation from the National Focus Group on Examination Reforms, the CBSE has taken the decision considering the stress that students face while appearing for this ‘difficult’ subject.

The first level, Mathematic-Standard would be the existing level of exam, while there will also be another one, Mathematics-Basic which will be easier. The two levels shall not be applicable to the internal assessment.

The syllabus, classroom teaching and internal assessment for both the levels of examination would remain the same so that the students get an opportunity to study the whole range of topics throughout the year and are able to decide upon the level of Board examination depending upon their aptitude and abilities. The Standard level will be meant for students who wish to opt for mathematics at Higher Secondary level and the Basic level would be for students not keen to pursue mathematics at higher levels. 

A student will have the right to choose between the two levels of exam at the time of submission of ‘List of Candidates’ (LoC) by the affiliated school to the Board online. In case a student fails at any level of Mathematics-Standard, he/she will be given the option to appear for re-examination by opting for Mathematics-Basic.

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