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CBSE remodeled Class X assessment scheme
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CBSE remodeled Class X assessment scheme

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has remodeled the assessment scheme for Class X board examination where the students have to study six subjects instead of five from the academic year 2017-18. Currently, CBSE have to study five subjects which includes two Languages, Social Science, Mathematics and Science.

The students will be given a choice of studying a vocational subject as an “additional” course which is mandated under the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF). The idea behind the 6th vocational subject is that if a student fails any one of the three elective subjects-Social Science, Mathematics and Science, the marks of the 6th vocational subject will be replaced with the failed subject. However, the students can also reappear for the failed subject by appearing for the compartment examination.

For the sixth subject, the students will be given 13 options to choose; Dynamics of Retailing, Information Technology, Security, Automobile Technology, Introduction to Financial Market, Introduction to Tourism, Beauty and Wellness, Basic Agriculture, Food Production, Front Office Operations, Banking and Insurance, Marketing and Sales, and Health Care Services.

The vocational subject carries total mark of 100, dividing 50 marks for the examination and 50 marks for the practical /internal assessments. In order to clear the subject, the candidates need to score a minimum of 33% marks out of the marks earmarked in each subject.

For this academic year, CBSE has decided to conduct the Class 10th and Class 12th examinations from Thursday, March 09, 2017. The 2017 class 10th exam will conclude with Home Science on Monday, April 10, 2017 and CBSE Class 12 board examination will end on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The class X and class XII examination will be conducted across 16,363 and 10,678 centers respectively. In Gulf contrives over 58 examination centers has been set up and 6 in other abroad countries.

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