CBSE goes digital to disburse honorariums and other payments

As part of its emphasis on ‘digital governance’, the CBSE has introduced an integrated payment system (IPS) for disbursing various payments to its functionaries. The system has been developed to pay honorariums of approximately 10 lakh faculty members who are involved in the conduct of public examinations such as…

Odisha HSC Syllabus for the next academic year 2021-22 reduced by 30%

Odisha Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) syllabus has been cut down for the upcoming academic session of 2021-22. The syllabus has been cut by 30% for the students of classes 9 and 10. The reduction of the syllabus for classes 9 and 10 of HS certificate course was also done last year, in the 2020-21 academic calendar.…

CTET: CBSE extends validity of certificate from 7 years to lifetime

Central Teacher Eligibility Test, CTET validity has been extended. In an official circular released, Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE has informed that a CTET certificate would now be valid for lifetime. Earlier, the certificate was valid for 7 years. This was done in conformation of the National Council for…

Class 12 optional exam between August 15- September 15, disputes redressal panel formed: CBSE to SC

The CBSE on Monday filed an additional affidavit in the Supreme Court announcing that disputes regarding computation of final marks derived using the alternative marking system will be referred to a committee that has been constituted by the CBSE. CBSE said the final result will be announced on July 31. More…

12th board markings: Is the new formula fair to students?

The criteria of assessment in the wake of the cancellation of the examination has evoked a mixed reaction from the students and guardians. Some consider it to be fair enough whereas some feel that it may not reflect the true academic calibre of the student. As marks for class 11th and 12th internal assessments are…

National Reading Day India 2021: A day in honour of P.N. Panicker, Know how this day gets celebrated

The country will celebrate National Reading Day India 2021 today, on June 19, 2021. National Reading Day is an annual event that falls on the death anniversary of PN Panicker, the man behind the ‘Library Movement in Kerala’. Today is the 26th edition of National Reading Day. The P N Panicker Foundation has…

CBSE Class 12 Result 2021: Board developing IT system to assist schools tabulate results

An IT system is being developed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to assist schools in the preparation of Class 12 results, after this year’s board exams were cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While a ‘Policy for Tabulation of Marks for Class-XII Board Examinations 2021’…

Plea before SC for cancellation of Class 12 compartment exams, adoption of alterative marking

1,152 Class XII students across the country have approached the Supreme Court for cancellation of CBSE Class XII 2nd chance compartment/private examination in physical mode and also sought a direction to the CBSE board to arrive at a formula for performance evaluation in line with the assessment formula adopted by CBSE…

PSEB 12th Exam 2021: Punjab Board cancels Class 12 exams, results on CBSE criteria before July 31

Punjab has cancelled Class XII examinations in the light of COVID-19 pandemic, informed state Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Saturday. The decision has been taken after taking a nod from Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. In an official statement to the media, the Cabinet Minister said that Punjab School…

CBSE Class 12 Marking Scheme: Board’s Reasons For Using 10th, 11th Scores

CBSE’s formula to prepare Class 12 results have met criticism, mostly from students who are saying it is unfair to use previous exam marks in the evaluation policy. The board this year will calculate Class 12 result using a 40:30:30 formula where 40 per cent weightage will be given to mid-term, unit test or…