CBSE Class 10, 12 Exams: Expect More Objective Questions This Year

The earlier practice involved keeping 10 percent of the total questions in a paper as objective type.

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CBSE Class 10 and 12 students will get more objective type questions in board exams 2019.
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With the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) introducing a slew of "student-friendly" measures for Class 10 and 12 examinations this year, the board exams are set to become easier this time.

This year, the Class 10 and 12 students will get more objective type questions and an increased number of options for questions in exam papers, according to a Times of India report. The earlier practice involved keeping 10 percent of the total questions in a paper as objective type.

"This year, it (objective type questions) will be increased to 25 percent. This will boost the confidence of students and help them score better," the report cited a CBSE source as saying.

"If a student is not confident about a certain question, he/she will have 33 percent more question options to choose from," the official told TOI.

According to the report, the question papers are likely to be more structured this year, with each paper divided into sub-sections.

"At present, except the objective type, the questions are jumbled and not divided into sections. Students can attend papers in a more systematic manner," the report quoted the official as saying.

A mechanism for real-time tracking of invigilators and centre superintendents has also been put in place by the CBSE to curb the incidents of exam paper leak, the report said.

“The secured mobile application will record the timing of centre superintendents collecting question papers from designated agencies and will also track their movements till they reach exam centres and open question paper packets.”  
CBSE official, as told to TOI

The board, the report said, has also asked the superintendents not to assign the task of collecting “confidential material” on their behalf, to anyone.

(With inputs from the Times of India)

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