How to conduct class 11 and 12 exams under NCF 2023 draft
The education system in India may undergo significant changes with the introduction of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) draft, which is the fifth revised version of the education curriculum in line with the New Education Policy 2020 (NEP). The proposed changes aim to shift the focus towards skill-based and practical education to prepare children for the future while making studies less of a burden.
One of the significant changes proposed is to replace year-end exams with modular exams and conduct board exams twice a year. The final score of Classes 10 and 12 students will be based on their overall performance in two years, which may include at least four board exam sessions starting from Classes 9 and 11.
The NCF draft proposes the creation of a comprehensive test item bank to enable students to appear for board exams in courses they feel prepared for. The new changes also aim to work on teachers and adult education. The NCF will restructure several facets of the classroom, including topic selection, instructional style, and assessment.
The secondary stage will be divided into four grades (Classes 9, 10, 11, and 12), and students can select any 16 choice-based courses from eight curriculum areas to be covered in four semesters, with each choice-based course covered in one semester. Students will have to give a total of 16-16 papers in this group of 8-8. It is proposed to keep the parts of Classes 11 and 12 together after being adopted by the CBSE and other state boards.