The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is considering changing the exam paper pattern for the Class 10 exam by decreasing the number of objective questions asked and emphasizing more on elaborate answers to ensure creative writing and discourage rote learning.
According to a senior official, the changes will be a part of the routine review exercise ahead of exams. The sample papers will be released once the changes are finalized so that students get an idea and also get to practice the same before exams.
The Board experts are thinking of reducing the number of questions and increasing the marks for each question to encourage students to write detailed answers. Students of CBSE Class 10 have nothing to worry about because there won’t be an overall change of the entire question paper; only minor changes will be made.
The Board is also planning to implement methods to diversify the current format of objective questions carrying one mark each.