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CBSE to Review Textbooks by Private Publishers

cbseThe Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to make a periodic review of the textbooks of all the private publishers prescribed by its affiliated schools.

The decision of making this review has come about after CBSE conducted a series of meetings with the human resource development ministry and the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The regular review by CBSE would be an attempt to ensure that the books prescribed are at par with the National Curriculum Framework. As per the senior officials at MHRD, the ministry is conducting regular meetings with CBSE and NCERT to discuss the matter.

All the Best to CBSE Students

 CBSE Students

Central Board of Secondary Education Class X and XII exams are one of the most crucial tests in a student’s life. The board exams 2017 are starting tomorrow and the building of tension and anxiety among all those of you appearing for the same is quite natural. However, the key is to stay positive and keep stress at bay.

Here Etoosindia is wishing all of you, all the very best for your upcoming exams. We hope you do exceedingly well and come out with flying colours. Shared below are a few tips that should come handy at this time:

Delhi Government to Start Diploma Course in Pre-School Education

Pre-School Education

The government of Delhi is planning to begin with a Diploma in Pre-School Education in its nine District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET) from the next session. There shall be 450 seats in the first year for the diploma course in the beginning.

This program is a way of furthering Delhi government’s 2016 announcement about establishing Early Childhood Education Development (ECED) centres. By way of introducing this all new course, the government aims to build skilled staff for 3,000 early childhood education centres. Talking about the same, Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia said, “Our government understands that merely announcing grand plans is never enough for them to succeed. There is a need to create institutional foundations on which programmes can be run successfully. In order to open 3,000 ECED centres, it is important to build human resource capacities. That is the purpose of the newly launched diploma programme.”

Board Exam Preparation Tips

board exam preparation tipsBoard examination is one of the first big examinations in a student’s life. These exams are a stepping stone for the students as the career path they choose is highly dependent on the board exam result. Here are some useful board exam preparation tips to help curb stress and fetch good marks.

  1. Set a Schedule: Once you have the syllabus handy, the first thing you should do is to set a schedule to prepare for your board exams. It is suggested to prepare a rough yearly schedule just to have an idea about how much time you require spending on each subject/ topic to complete your syllabus timely. You should then prepare weekly/ monthly schedules that you must follow diligently.

CBSE Exam 2017: Admit cards for private candidates released

Admit cards for private candidates

The Central Board of Secondary Examination has released the admit cards for private candidates appearing for CBSE class X and XII exams in 2017. You may log on to cbse.nic.in to download the card. The procedure for downloading the card is very simple. Here are the steps you require following for the same:

  • Log on to CBSE’s official website http://cbse.nic.in
  • On right hand side of the homepage under recent announcements click the link “Admit Card/ Intimation Letter for Private Candidates of Board Exam 2017.
  • Enter the details such as your name, application number, etc in the respective fields.

CBSE Scraps OTBA for Classes 9 and 11

OTBA for Classes 9 and 11

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced that the (Open Text Based Assessment) OTBA for classes 9 and 11 has been done away with from this academic year. This means that the students would no longer be allowed to carry textbooks to their examination halls.

The concept was introduced by CBSE in the year 2014. For class 9 OTBA was introduced for Hindi, English, Mathematics, Social Science and Science and for class 11 it was introduced for Economics, Geography and Biology.  Under OTBA, students were given study material four months prior to the exam and were allowed to take their case studies to the examination hall. By doing this an attempt was made to shift the focus from rote-learning to applying the information decisively. “Schools had to prepare question paper out of the material provided by the CBSE and students were asked questions based on that,” shared a senior official.

New Pattern of Class 12 Maths Paper for 2017 CBSE Board Exams

New Pattern of CBSE Board Exams

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made certain changes in the pattern of class 12th mathematics examination paper this year. The decision has supposedly been taken after the board faced criticism for the class 12th maths board exam in 2016 from students, parents and others. Here is a look at the changes in the class 12th maths board exam pattern:

  • As per the information received, 20% questions in the paper will be under the easy category, 60% will fall under the average category and the remaining 20% questions will be under the difficult section.

NCERT Suggests Students Should Be Taught In Their Mother Tongue till Class 8

The National Council of Educational Research and Training recently suggested that the students must be taught in their mother tongue till the 8th standard. The NCERT has given these inputs for draft national education policy of the reigning government.
The Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar has invited suggestions from the various educationists and think tanks to come up with an effective policy. Besides the National Council of Educational Research, it has received inputs from NGOs, MPs, states, individuals and minority organizations. Workshop on the issue was conducted on the 10th of November to discuss the suggestions sent from various sources.
Some of the big shots who have given their word of advice on the matter include the Rajya Sabha MP and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Rajya Sabha MP Rajkumar Dhoot and MP Badruddin Ajmal. While Tendulkar has suggested that the curriculum should include an active sport that can be followed by every student, Dhoot on the other hand has advised that pre-schooling must be done away with so that children don’t get burdened by studies at an early age. He also suggested that the schools should not start early morning – not before 9: 30 am. MP Ajmal has suggested making yoga an optional subject and that the Muslim students should have the option of studying Arabic/ Urdu instead of Sanskrit.

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No Revaluation for Class 12 CBSE From 2017

The Central Board of Secondary Education has reportedly decided to scrap the paper revaluation procedure for class 12 from the coming year i.e., 2017. The reason stated for the same is that the number of students applying for revaluation on an average is around 1.8% which is much higher in comparison to the genuine cases and beneficiaries.
While the news has led to a lot of tension among the students and parents, the officials have affirmed that they will put a new process in place to look over all the genuine cases. Talking about the same, the chair person of CBSE, R.K. Chaturvedi stated, “Students can put in an application at the regional office, and a committee can be formed to look into the need for re-evaluation.”
Nevertheless, it is suggested to be doubly sure that whatever you write in your exam is clear enough so that the evaluator can evaluate it appropriately in the first go itself. Your answers must be neatly written and answer sheets must be tied properly. Following tips should help you with this:

  • Make sure you keep your answer sheets neat and tidy – no ink spots or scratches.

Three Benefits of Having Class 11th and 12th syllabus for JEE Entrance

The news that JEE entrance curriculum will only include syllabus from class 11th and 12th has come as a relief for the students aiming to sit for this competitive examination. And why not? This will make the JEE preparation much easier for them. Let us learn as to how it will benefit the students in three major ways:

Limited Syllabus
JEE syllabus has always been very vast thereby making the preparation a big task for the candidates. They require learning a wide variety of topics in order to be thorough with the subject. However, with this latest modification the students know exactly where to look for the curriculum and what exactly to cover in order to crack the same.

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