The New Curriculum Framework (NCF) as outlined in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has been finished, and materials for it will be produced for the 2024 academic year, according to an announcement made on Wednesday by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. The annual board exams will change as a result of the transformative curriculum.
The MoE’s guidelines provide that the CBSE board exams must be taken twice and not on a term-by-term basis. Students will take two independent board exams, with the top two scores from each exam being retained.
According to the NCF, the board exams will be given twice annually, and the student who has the highest score is eligible for retention. Board examinations will be used to assess qualifying knowledge and accomplishment rather than months of studying and memorization. At least twice a year, board exams will be held to give students the time and chances they need to do well.
The ministry states that following this, students may sit for the board exams on the topics they have finished and feel confident in. Additionally, they will be permitted to keep their top marks. That being said, “school boards will eventually need to have the capacity to provide ‘on demand’ exams at a convenient time. Before accepting this position, individuals must complete university-certified courses in addition to being test developers and assessors for board exams.
Benefits for students due to this
• Students will feel less pressure as a result.
• More opportunities will be provided for students to raise their scores.
• They will be free to concentrate on their education all year.
• It will enhance the assessment procedure’s comprehensiveness.
• It will support the NEP’s goal of encouraging competency-based education by bringing assessment practices into line with that goal.
According to NEP 2020, the 10+2 structure was switched out for a 5+3+3+4 structure. Ages three to eight, eight to eleven, eleven to fourteen, and fourteen to eighteen are all covered by the new structure.
Preschool, a 3-year period in anganwadi, and 12 years of formal schooling are all included in this arrangement. The updated policy is a component of the government’s effort to ensure that everyone is able to receive an education.
The reports say that this new approach will make it possible for two crore students to re-enter educational facilities.
The central government’s action is in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020’s directives, which seek to lessen the burden on students and support their overall development. Exams will be made simpler and more application-based in order to help students develop their capacity for creativity and critical thinking.
The Centre declared that the new educational policy would be followed in the creation of textbooks for the 2024 academic year. The revised curriculum framework was detailed by the Ministry of Education.
According to this, students in grades 11 and 12 must learn two languages, at least one of which must be an Indian language. The new framework additionally underlines the need to avoid the practice of “covering” texts in class and the need to keep textbook price as low as feasible.