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CBSE class 10: board-based exam is the preferred choice

Jan 12 2017

About this Story CBSE class 10: board-based exam is the preferred choice

The Class 10 board-based examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), where the answer scripts are graded by external evaluators, remains a popular choice of students and also their parents.

Most of them prefer board-based examination over the school-based examination where the answer scripts are evaluated by the teachers of the same school. This trend has been observed even though a 2014 study by the CBSE revealed that those who appear for the school-based exam performed better than those who took the board-based exam.

Last year, nearly 85 per cent of the students across Karnataka opted for the board-based examination; teachers and officials at the CBSE’s regional centre in Chennai anticipate the same trend this year too. Jyotsna Nair, vice-principal of the National Public School, Koramangala, said that all the 115 students in Class 10 were writing the board-based examination this time. “We also encourage students to write the board-based examination as it helps them face competitive examinations in future. It also helps them address the exam with more seriousness,” she said.

Some schools are trying to encourage students to appear for the school-based exam. Manju Sharma, principal of Delhi Public School (Bangalore South) said that 32 of the 402 students were taking this option this time. They find it less stressful as the exam is conducted in a familiar environment, she said.


Students feel that the choice should be made based on their personality. “I have opted for the school-based exam because my teachers are familiar with the way I explain concepts,” said Nandan Kulkarni, a class X student from Delhi Public School (Bangalore South).

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