Noida 26th September 2018: In the board exams of the year 2019, Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE students of class 10th will tentatively get the choice of selecting the question paper for Mathematics. They will have to choose between the standard-level and the existing-level. The students can opt for the same while filling up the application forms for the board exam of 2019.
As per the reports by HT on May 31, CBSE was taking two sets of question papers in case of mathematics exam. There will not be any change or modification in the syllabus for the exam, however, the students would be assessed at different levels of mathematics exam.
The officials said that will be commenced as a pilot project from March 2019 and could be added to the board examination of class 12th as per its success. The committee of total 15 members has been formulated by the board. Mathematics experts from schools and universities and the National Council of Educational Research and Training would be the part of the committee.
One of the mathematics experts quoted that as per NCF or National Curriculum Framework, the board will assess all the subjects under two levels right from the mathematics to english. Moreover, the students will get the option to choose between standard and higher level.
The officials also added that the syllabus for both the levels would remain the same as recommended by the committee and would include pedagogy and teaching.
Discussing about the pattern of the higher-level paper, the officials stated that it will contain large number of questions on applied mathematics and also include higher order thinking skills. There are various schools across the country that had sent their representations to the board for including two question papers. The thinking behind this was that the students who do not want to take mathematics as the subject for higher studies need not to concentrate much on this subject and they can opt for standard level paper.
This practice has already been followed by a wide range of educational boards in overseas. Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education has this kind of curriculum in every subject and the students opt for the same as per their ability. Not only this, it also provides the extended curriculum for those who are more inclined towards academics. IB or International Baccalaureate also gives this kind of flexibility to the students.