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CBSE to stop publishing sample papers for classes XI and XII

June 18, 2013

CBSE to stop publishing sample papers for classes XI and XII

Have the Central Board of Secondary Education students cracked the code to score high in the Board exams?

The board feels so and has decided to stop publishing the popular sample papers for classes XI and XII from next year as the number of high scorers have increased significantly in the recent years and that the sample papers have contributed to this trend.

As per CBSE the decision is taken as many students restrict their studies to the sample paper solving and yet score high marks without really knowing the complete syllabus. The board feels that without the sample papers the students will have to go through detailed studies instead of selective mode.

“Students are increasingly getting selective in their studies and the sample papers seem to have been contributing to this. It’s not a healthy academic practice as students need to study in a comprehensive manner. Therefore, the sample papers hence forth will not be available. The board has initiated a number of exam reforms which include higher order thinking skills, value-based questions and open-text based assessment so that the assessment system is enhanced,” said chairman of CBSE, Vineet Joshi.

In fact, the increase in high scores at class XII level is also indicative of the high cutoffs for admissions at undergraduate level in popular colleges across India.

Source : Times of India

HCL MyEduWorld Team

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