In a move to standard, equal and uniform the education in CBSE schools throughout the country many significant proposals have been given a green signal by MHRD.
This step is taken to ensure that students can focus on studying every subject in detail and learn them efficiently. Since the step is taken from class 6 onwards hence it will make students prepare well before they appear in class 10 board exams.
CBSE chairman RK Chaturvedi said,
“To make students more confident about facing the Class 10 board examinations when they join the upper-primary stage in Class 6, we have decided to implement a uniform system of assessment, examination pattern and report cards...” said
CBSE schools are required to follow the NCERT syllabus in the upper primary stage, the authorities deemed it necessary to ensure uniformity in the assessment structure, examination system, and issuance of report cards. Many steps such as common evaluation and assessment systems will make whole examination process uniform and same for every student.
Now two exams every year shall be conducted namely half-yearly and annual examinations. The concept of unit test is also introduced. The co-scholastic activities will also be taken into account, grades will be given out only for factors such as regularity, participation, output, teamwork, and health and physical education (including yoga and martial arts).