CBSE XII exam to be rejigged to test ‘thought’, not rote
Questions for Classes 10 and 12 will be reformulated and restructured to encourage students to apply their mind. The human resource development (HRD) ministry feels that the existing formats encourage learning by rote, and do not require students to solve problems and view them from varied perspectives.
The new questions will aim to test a student’s intellectual capability and her ability to apply knowledge, rather than her capacity to memorize from the text.
A CBSE curriculum committee has begun work on the project, and will begin consulting subject experts to create a bank of the new questions, to be rolled out for almost all subjects in the Class 10 and 12 exams in 2013.
“It will be in subjective type question-answer format, but with a fresh approach. There are two aspects — one is to change the very nature of question papers to encourage genuine application of thought and mind by students and test the comprehension of what they are studying, the other aspect is to bring context and a sense of values through questions,” a senior member of the CBSE curriculum committee said.
“Time and again, it has been said that modern school education lacks in social and universal values. The idea is to correct this not only through curriculum and pedagogy but also through questioning in a way that concepts like gender equality and equity are
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