As per the latest update, a greater number of questions in CBSE Class 12 Board exams 2021 will be application-based. The Central Board of Secondary Education has taken this decision in adherence to the new guidelines of the National Education Policy. NEP 2020 encourages different ways to select students for admission to colleges. With the change of admission process in colleges, the previous pattern of CBSE Class Board exams that makes students adoptive to mark based exams and question papers will be affected. This will in turn cause the CBSE 12th Board exams to be los stake.
According to the existing pattern, questions in CBSE Class 12 Board exams were limited to one-markers which can now translate into short or long questions. Joseph Emmanuel, Director, Academics at CBSE said that CBSE Class 12 Board exams 2021 will have more case-study based questions wherein a paragraph will be given and students will be required to answer questions after reading the paragraph. The answers given by the students will assess the students on their reading, understanding, interpretation and writing abilities, a change from the existing rote learning. Based on the new format, CBSE Board sample papers have already been released.
He said that a part of CBSE’s aim is to make the Board exams“competency-based”. The comprehension-based questions will assess students on their ability to understand and apply concepts in real life. He also added that students’ interest will be kept in mind while making the shift from rote learning to learning for life.
CBSE Class 12 Board Exams 2021 and NEP
Director Emmanuel was quoted saying that this step by CBSE is a small step towards the vision of the New Education Policy. He also said that real change can be observed only when teachers start to teach based on skill-oriented education instead of marks oriented or exam-oriented studies.