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CBSE class X students can opt for an easier Maths exam from 2020

January 15, 2019

In a move to reduce stress levels among students preparing for board exams, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will introduce two levels of examination in Mathematics for Class 10 students from 2020.

The nomenclature for the two examinations will be Mathematics – Standard, for the existing level of examination, and Mathematics – Basic, for the easier level, according to a circular issued by the CBSE. Students who do not wish to take up Mathematics in class XII can opt for the basic level of the exam.

The present level and curriculum of the subject would continue to remain the same. As per the National Curriculum Framework, not only would the two levels of examination cater to different kinds of learners and allow different levels of testing, it would also reduce overall student stress levels.

“It is well known that students experience greatest stress before and during their most ‘difficult’ subject exam. Keeping in view of this important aspect and as evidenced by the board results, the board has decided to introduce two levels of examination in Mathematics for the students who are going to appear in the board examination for the academic session ending March 2020 onwards,” it said.

The syllabus, classroom teaching and internal assessment for both the levels would remain the same, so that the students get an opportunity to study the whole range of topics throughout the year and are able to decide upon the level of board examination depending upon their aptitude and abilities.

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