Patna: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairman Rajesh Chaturvedi on Wednesday said Class 10 board examinations would be revived from next year.
Chaturvedi yesterday visited Super 30, a programme of mathematician Anand Kumar for mentoring students from underprivileged sections of the society for IIT.
“We will not be able to do it in 2017 as time is short but we will certainly like to go ahead with it from 2018 as it has become important in the context of improving quality. In any case, the state boards are continuing with the board exams,” Chaturvedi was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
“Students need to be made to write descriptive answers and not just rely on multiple choice questions,” he added.
The CBSE chairman added that the matter would be taken up with the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and state boards under the direction of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).
On Wednesday, Chaturvedi said in a short speech at Super 30: "I wanted to come here to see for myself how it (Super 30) functions so that similar models could be replicated elsewhere for tapping maximum talent.”
Exhorting the students to strive for real knowledge, the CBSE chief said today's education was becoming more elite-centric, though there was immense real talent in rural areas and they needed to be nurtured.
Welcoming, the CBSE chairman, Anand Kumar said Chaturvedi's visit at the academy would boost students' confidence.
Since its inception in 2002, Super 30 has helped more than 350 students hailing from poor sections of the society crack IITs.
The academy, which provides free fooding, lodging and education to 30 select students from underprivileged sections, has drawn praise within the country and abroad.