CBSE Mulls Internalising Practicals for Class 12 Humanities Stream

CBSE may now allocate the job of awarding practical marks in Humanities stream to school teachers as well.

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is considering internalising practical marks for Class 12 humanities stream, according to some media reports.

Last month, the board had reportedly issued a circular in this regard, under which practical marks for Class 10 Hindi were converted into an internal marking scheme.

What Will Change?

Unlike the earlier practice of external examiners assessing students and allotting marks to them, the new move, if implemented, will allow school teachers to award practical marks to students.

Simply put, the board may now allocate the job of awarding practical marks in Humanities stream to school teachers as well.

This change is likely to be introduced in the next academic session, a Times of India report had quoted an official as saying.

“While it is yet to be finalised, school teachers could have a say in 15 marks, while the external examiner decides the other 15. This will be a balanced assessment as teachers who have worked with students would know their strengths and weaknesses better,” the official told TOI.

The report also suggests CBSE’s plans to introduce practicals in subjects including languages and Social Sciences, and tweaking question papers so as to increase the count of objective questions in the board examinations.

(With inputs from The Times of India)

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