Tuesday, February 18, 2014

CBSE: Changes in Exam Pattern queried in Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3340
ANSWERED ON 12.02.2014
CHANGES IN EXAM PATTERN
3340 . Shri N. PEETHAMBARA KURUP

Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the existing pattern of examination of class X being conducted by the Central Board of SecondaryEducation (CBSE) is proposed to be changed; 

(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; 

(c) whether the Union Government has reviewed the changes made recently in the CBSE Board exam, which made it optional for the students to attend the exam; and 

(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (DR. SHASHI THAROOR) 

(a)&(b): No such proposal is under consideration. 

(c)&(d): As per the analysis conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), there has been no deviation in pass percentage with regard to students who appeared through Board based examinations vis-à-vis.School based examinations. The result of analysis is shown in the table given below:
Year
Scheme
No. of candidates appeared
Pass %
Mean out of 500
2011
School based
598587
98.71
334.41
Board based
425089
98.66
340.87
Total
1023676
98.69
337.09
2012
School based
681508
99.22
328.09
Board based
484081
98.50
343.02
Total
1165589
98.92
334.29
2013
School based
743552
99.56
332.43
Board based
503602
99.03
347.80
Total
1247154
99.35
338.64


Since the difference in pass percentage between the two modes is not statistically significant, the issue of reviewing the changes does not arise. 

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