Pavan Chauhan | February 14th, 2010 at 09:38pm
The academic year 2009-10 can surely be called as the ‘Year of Surprises’, thanks to the academic and examination reforms introduced by CBSE! Beginning with the decision to completely do away with the class X board exams and bringing in the benefits of the grading system, to the introduction of CCE– this academic year has witnessed it all! And would you believe it?! There are plans for introducing the grading system in class XII too! It seems that the list of surprises for students continues to grow even as we approach the end of the current academic year.
A recent development in this respect is the announcement that CBSE will set the final test papers for the class IX examinations for its affiliated schools. So all you students who are preparing for the class IX examinations get ready to face uniform and standardized test papers across all CBSE affiliated schools.
However, the answer sheets will be evaluated by the school itself in accordance to the official marking scheme. The test paper by the CBSE will be divided into four sections, containing multiple-choice, long-answer and short-answer type questions. The board has also issued directives to the schools to adopt a flexi-timing scheme of allotting a time duration ranging from 3-31/2 hours to students for completing their papers. What more could students ask for!
The CBSE will send out CDs to the schools containing test papers and sample test papers for English Communicative, English Language and Literature, Hindi-A, Hindi-B, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Communicative Sanskrit. For the remaining subjects, schools will set their own test papers in accordance to the sample question papers available on the official website of the CBSE. To ensure confidentiality of these test papers, the CBSE will send a password to the schools either through mail or telephonically, that will allow them to access the content in the CD.
So all you students out there gear up for standardized and uniform test papers for your class IX examinations.
All the best!
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