Monday, March 03, 2008
cbse exam 2008
It was an end to the anxiety of class 10 and 12 students who took the CBSE examinations on Saturday.For the first time, 20 per cent of the exam paper will test the students on their analytical skills as prescribed by the National Curriculum Framework. Students have to be able to apply concepts as opposed to just putting them down on paper.But the problem is, this was announced just two weeks ago. So, students are terrified about this unknown quantity.Also a new feature this year, no multiple-choice question. Instead, up to 10 marks are allocated to very short answers, students have one sentence or less to make their point.Contrary to the popular opinion that the new format based on high order thinking skills or HOTS might just make things difficult, students on the whole appeared to be happy and satisfied.