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Board exams to be conducted twice a year; grade 11 and 12 students will learn two languages: MoE’s new curriculum framework

  • IBEF
  • August 24, 2023

Union Minister of Education Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan unveiled the National Curriculum Framework for School Education (NCF), which has been developed based on the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 vision.

To guarantee that students have adequate time and opportunity to perform successfully, board exams will be offered at least twice a year. Following that, students who feel prepared might take a board exam covering the subjects they have finished. The Ministry of Education (MoE) stated that they will also be permitted to keep the highest score.

According to MoE's NCF, test developers and evaluators must complete university-certified courses before beginning work on Board papers.

Further, The Education Ministry added that students in grades 11 and 12 will have to study at least two languages, out of which one has to compulsorily be an Indian language.

According to NCF, the examination will evaluate the understanding and achievement of competencies rather than months of coaching and memorisation, making the board exams "easier" than the current "high stakes" practice.

In order to bring the curriculum into compliance with NEP, school boards will shortly be able to provide exams "on demand" when the time comes.

Additionally, the ministry will discontinue the long-standing practice of covering textbooks. Additionally, it will optimise textbook costs.

According to the Ministry of Education in 2020, NEP 2020 was created to bring about a number of improvements in higher education, including technical education.

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