CBSE exam is round the corner, and most of the students must have finished their syllabus of all the subjects. To make the CBSE board exam more student friendly, CBSE has always come up with some new ideas all the time to ease the tension of the students. This time CBSE planned to introduce something new in form of proficiency test. CBSE has said, students will be tested through a combination of different type of objective questions in the first Central Board Secondary Education proficiency test next year aimed at helping students to measure their skills and abilities. CBSE has finalised the guidelines for the proficiency test that the examination will depend on a combination of multiple choice questions which have a single, objective answer.
In mathematics and science, students will also have inumerical questions where students have to darken a number representing the correct answer, and column match questions in this question student will have to match the right options across two columns.
In this new pattern the board tried to focus on analytical skills and understanding of a subject rather on subjective notes. This pattern is very new for students and they are not very familiar with this concept, though the board time and again has tried to reduce the level of subjectivity in the board exams.
A senior Board official said, The proficiency test will be a test for the CBSE and other Boards too. If the format clicks in terms of student satisfaction and giving stakeholders a genuine snapshot of a student's strengths and weaknesses, this could be the way we go forward even with the Board examinations.
The proficiency test was announced last year and the idea behind the proficiency test was- it will cover the syllabi of the classes IX and X-to allow students to judge their abilities rather than to test themselves in a public examination. This proficiency test is optional, the scores of the test are not valid for admission, but are aimed at helping students to choose subjects and streams in class XI and plan their career path.
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