CBSE to Have Question Banks of Previous Year Papers for Classes 9 to 12
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), moving ahead with its new motto of ‘assessment as learning’, has decided to prepare a question bank for classes 9 to 12. In this regards, the board has requested all its affiliated schools to submit the question papers which schools prepare for the term end examinations for classes 9 and 11, and for internal examinations for classes 10 and 12.
The question bank will include previous years papers and will be available on an IT platform which will be user-friendly. The question bank will be available both for students and teachers. Thus, this will not only be helpful for students to enhance their learning process, but also for teachers to incorporate in their pedagogy and assessments.
CBSE released a circular requesting all its affiliated schools to submit the question papers structured internally for Classes 9 to 12
CBSE under the subject “Contribution in the development of question banks for classes IX to XII-reg” released a circular stating that “Schools/Group of schools are requested to kindly send CBSE the class wise, subject wise and topic wise questions from the question papers of as many past years as available with you, in the format attached with this advisory.”
“The Questions may be sent for all academic subjects (English, Hindi, Science, Social Science and Mathematics for classes IX and X and; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, English Core and Elective, Hindi Core and Elective, Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, History, Political Science, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education and Computer Science for classes XI and XII) and skill (vocational) subjects for classes IX to XII for as many past years as available with school/group of schools.” CBSE mentioned in its circular.
The board has also requested schools to send the marking schemes, if any, for the respective questions sent by the school.
Apart from the question papers, CBSE has also asked schools to submit answer copies of each subject's topper, in each of these exams for use as exemplar answers.
In addition to the question papers, the board has asked schools to submit any other set of question banks such as problem-solving assessment, or aptitude tests, etc.
Recently, CBSE has also announced to mandate the physical education subject for students of class 1 to 8. Directing all its schools to include a daily sports period from new session, CBSE released a circular the details of which can be read from the following link:
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