Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a new notice for Class 10 students. As per the official notification, two levels of maths exams will be conducted in the Class 10 board exam from the year 2020. However, the internal assessment will continue in the same way. There will be no change in the internal assessment process. Also, the CBSE Class 10 syllabus for both levels of the examination will remain the same. This provides an opportunity for the students to choose the level of board examination for maths, depending upon their analytical and aptitude ability. This is a good initiative taken by the CBSE, especially for those students who are weak in maths subject and does not want to pursue maths in senior secondary classes. This option of choosing basic or advanced maths is only available for CBSE Class 10 students.
How to Choose the Level of Maths for the Class 10 Board Exam
Students get to choose between the two levels of examination at the time of submission of the List of Candidates (LoC) by the affiliated school to the Board online. These processes will be carried out by the respective schools. Students can opt for any one of the following levels of maths for the Class 10 board exam.
1) Standard Level: This level of exam is meant for those students who want to opt for maths at the senior secondary level. The level of the exam is the same as the existing level.
2) Basic Level: This exam will be for those students who are not keen to pursue mathematics at higher levels. This exam will be of easier level as compared to the standard level.
In case students fails at any level of the mathematics exam, they can appear for the compartment examination. As per norms of the Board, students can appear for the following compartment option.
|Failure in||Compartment Option|
|Mathematics Basic||Mathematics Basic|
|Mathematics Standard||Mathematics Standard or Mathematics Basic|
Students who qualify for the Mathematics Basic will be given the option to appear in Mathematics Standard at the time of Compartment exams as per the board norms in case they change their minds about pursuing Mathematics at the Senior Secondary level.
Students can read the complete details by downloading the official notice from the link given below.
Question paper designs for both levels of the maths exam will be made available for the academic session ending in March 2020 on the official CBSE site. Also, detailed guidelines for filling up the LOC in 2020 will be issued to the affiliated schools at the time of filling up of LOC.
The introduction of 2 levels of maths exams has reduced the pressure on the students. Now, they can study the entire year with full joy and depending upon their interest in the Maths subject, they can opt for the basic or standard level. To help students in their studies and make their learning experience more joyful, we at BYJU’S provide all study materials such as NCERT Solutions, CBSE Question Papers, NCERT Books and much more.
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