Annapurna Devi, in Lok Sabha, confirmed that at least 40% of questions in Class 10 and 30% in Class 12 board exams 2023 would be competency-based. These questions will be in different formats like objective, constructing a response, assertion, reasoning, and case-based.
These competency-based questions are in-line with the NEP 2020 policy to bring a reform in the exam pattern. Different forms of questions will be asked to widen the thinking capability of the students.
The minister said, “In the upcoming board exams 2023, there will be 40 per cent questions in Class 10 which will be competency-based while, the share for Class 12 will be around 30 per cent.”
The CBSE board exams 2023 for classes 10 and 12 will begin on February 15, 2023. However, CBSE has not released a detailed timetable though.
The minister has further instructed the affiliated schools to follow the new pattern of learning as prescribed in the NEP 2020. The new policy emphasizes on experimental and joyful learning practicses, art-integrated, sports-integrated learning, and storytelling. An emphasis on foundational literacy and numeracy, and the introduction of skilled counsellors at both the levels - secondary and senior secondary are other prominent areas of focus according to the new policy.