With this, even the ‘no-detention’ policy up to class 10 is likely to be done away with.

CBSE likely to reintroduce class 10 board exams
news Education Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:20

After concerns were raised about falling academic standards, the Central Board of Secondary Education is mulling the reintroduction of class 10 board exams.

With this, even the ‘no-detention’ policy up to class 10 is likely to be done away with. 

"The policy is under review. The decision has not been taken. But we want it (reintroduction of Class X board exams)," HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters.

The HRD Minister will take a final decision on the matter on October 25, when he chairs a meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE).

"There have been representations from academicians as well as organisations of parents saying that scrapping the exam and with the no-detention policy being in place, the academic standards are being affected," a senior HRD Ministry official said.

"Also, it is being observed that students are unable to take the pressure of appearing directly for Class XII boards which are an important deciding factor for the career they choose," the official added.

In 2010, the CBSE had scrapped the class 10 examination and replaced it with the current Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), which grades students throughout the year.

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