From 2018, Class X and XII boards will take place in February instead of March.
In 2018, Class X and XII board exams will take place in February instead of March according to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It has been decided because CBSE is planning to advance the cycle of exams as part of reforms focused on “error-free evaluation”.
Moreover, the process will be shortened to a month from 45 days earlier, as currently board exams begin from March 1 and end around April 20.
According to CBSE Chairman RK Chaturvedi , “This would also advance the date of declaration of results , which generally come around third or fourth week of May.” He further added, “The exam should start around February 15 and we are also planning to finish it in a month.” This will also help students to select the Under-Graduate programs more wisely and they will get time for the admission process.
The board’s plan is to advance the examinations as well. Chaturvedi said, “By April, vacations begin and experienced teachers aren’t available, therefore, mid-March will ensure the best teachers checking the answer scripts. Otherwise, in May, schools offer us newly-appointed teachers for evaluations as experienced teachers don’t oblige.”
Further, this will also offer the board some breathing room to work on the results and make them “error-free” and two training sessions will also be conducted for the evaluators.
On re-evaluation, he said , “Boards have decided to scrap this practice as only very few people apply .” He added, “This also stalls the process of admissions, compartment examinations , disturbing annual calendar in process.”
Moreover, added Chaturvedi, “If we ensure the evaluations themselves are error-free, the question of revaluation doesn’t arise at all.”