Wednesday, February 20, 2008

cbse examination 2008

Class X and Class XII examinations of the CBSE will see a change in the pattern of questions, with the focus being more on understanding and analysis rather than memorising ability of students.For the first time, 20 percent of the questions will be based on `high-order thinking skills’ as prescribed by the National Curriculum Framework (NCF), the guiding document for preparation of NCERT textbooks.Over 13.13 lakh students are appearing in the exams starting from 1st March.While there are 7,65,095 candidates, including 4,49,742 boys, for the Class X exam, 5,48,815 students, including 3,18,618 boys, have registered for the Class XII exam.The total number of candidates marks an eight percent increase over the number of students last year.Over 12 lakh students had appeared in the test last year in the board exams.About 2,500 physically-challenged students will appear in the exams.These include 373 visually-challenged students in Class X and 214 such candidates in Class XII.There will be 2,624 centres for Class X and 2,394 centres for Class XII students.About 18,000 students have registered for the exams from foreign countries.
In Delhi region of the board, 2,19,796 students have registered for the Class X exam while there are 1,60,414 students for the Class XII exam.The CBSE has already put the sample question papers on its website.It will also put the sample answer papers of those students who had secured 100 percent marks in the papers last year.

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