The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is conducting exams with a new pattern.
Bengaluru: Its first offline board exams after the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic with a new exam pattern. In the new pattern board exams is conducted over two terms. Term 1 exams consist of multiple choice questions, whereas Term 2 exams, which will happen in March next year, will be made up of essay type questions. Ankita Tripathi, a class 10th grade CBSE student said, after appearing for the social science test today, “The exam was MCQ based and it was easy. ”
Anupama Gilotara, a CBSE exam invigilator, said, “Students who were serious, and who really want to score are serious, others were taking it casually. Even the serious students made mistakes.”
However, the Shashi Kumar, General Secretary, KAMS- Karnataka Associated Managements of English Medium Schools in Karnataka feels that the MCQ based test will only be used in the current “Children need to have written exam simultaneously with oral and everything. That’s the comprehensive way of learning so the sustainability of the learnt content will be more.” CBSE’s class 12 exams are starting, using the same pattern, from the 3rd of December.