Board Exams or the 10th class examinations are very important task for schools in India according to JustIndianSchools.com. The success or failure of a student depends upon their performance in the Board exams. Both the students as well as their parents take these exams very seriously, but this was the past scenario. Today not much importance is given to 10th standard Board exams, especially since CBSE schools have taken a stand to scrap of board examinations for class X.
Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal had announced that, there will be no board examinations for Class X CBSE Schools. This decision was taken in order to reduce the pressure from Class X students of CBSE schools in India.
Most of the students in CBSE Schools, who are weak in Mathematics and Marathi or any other subject, are thankful to this system of grading. One can choose subjects other than Mathematics and Marathi in classes X, XI and XII. Kapil Sibal had also set up an alternative evaluation system based on percentiles and not percentages. A nine-point grading system is introduced for class X. Every student shall be promoted to class XI. Sixty percent of the grades in Indian schools will depend on internal examinations, which will be held by different schools using their own question papers. The answer sheets of the students of CBSE Schools will also be evaluated internally. The remaining 40 percent will be based on speaking skills and physical education. Students with lowest grades will also be promoted to class XI, but will be required to improve their performance through two chances.
However, there is a mixed reaction from Indian school principals, educationists and parents about this new system. Some of the educationists think that the advantage of keeping 10th Board examination optional will reduce the stress and burden upon the children. Apart from that it will decrease the suicide cases. Where as some of the educationist have to say that, they don’t think that the decision of abolishing 10th class board examination is right. The board exams create a fear in the mind of students that they have to study. Also this makes students ready for 12th class board exams in India. The idea of grading system for schools in India is the worst system as, the students who study will also think that there is no profit even if they study hard and this will lead to a casual attitude of Indian Schools. Where as some students have to say that board exams are unnecessary because they are not perfect to test the skill of the students.
If the government thinks by abolishing class 10th Board exams, they can reduce the tension from the student, it is absolutely not! Class Xth Board exams help students to choose streams to take up in the after schooling. If the student them selves don’t know in which subjects they are good at, how will they choose their study stream. Even if a student has escaped from this exam, they will have to face higher level examinations and they will never be able to gain confidence in themselves. According to most of the students, parents and educationalists, the decision of abolishing the class X board exam is a boon for students.
Abolishing 10th Board Exam for Schools in India is simply an experimental course. Grading system gives the student the idea that education is not all that important. It means students should give more time to sports and other extra-curricular activities and lastly to studies. The 10th board exam helps students to prepare for 12th standard board examinations. If the Government decides to abolish class X Board exams, so as to reduce the tension from the student, even class XII exams will also be scrapped off eventually. According to JustIndianSchools.com, instead of abolishing Xth Exam, students should be constantly analyzed and examined during their class X, so that they do not feel the pressure mounting at the time of board exams.
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