A practical component is planned to be introduced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in all the subjects in class 11 and 12. Presently, the practical components are included only for the science subjects and as per the sources, other subjects will too have the practical component constituting 30 per cent of the total marks for that particular subject.
This idea was well thought out and as per the officials, this step would ensure proper understanding of different subjects, for instance, the practical in English would make sure that students can improve their spoken English by understanding the subject properly.
These new changes are expected to be implemented from the new academic session of 2018-2019. Even this academic year (2017-2018) CBSE discontinued the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation i.e. CCE and re-established the 10th board exams.
This new idea of introducing the practical component is being appreciated by most of the teachers and as per the principal of Mount Abu, Jyoti Arora, understanding a language is more important than writing it.
While most of the teachers favored the idea, some are a bit skeptical about the changes. The principal of another leading school is concerned about what the practical element will be and thinks that a well thought out decision be taken after acknowledging the socio-economic background of the student since for example, problems might be faced by the first- generation learners with the spoken English.
Along with this new addition, the CBSE has also planned to introduce a Uniform Assessment System to assess the students from VI to IX so as to prepare them for the 10th board exam. This will also be followed by all the CBSE affiliated schools.