CBSE to hold proficiency exams for Class X students

The CBSE has decided to hold special examinations for students of class X in May-June this year to help them determine their interest and proficiency in various subjects, a senior official has said.

Last Updated: Mar 06, 2011, 15:11 PM IST

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to hold special examinations for students of class X in May-June this year to help them
determine their interest and proficiency in various subjects, a senior official has said.

The purpose of the examination will be to help the students to decide which subjects they should take up in class XI and XII, CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi said.

The examinations will determine which subjects the students are interested in and how much knowledge they have about them, he said, adding, the exams will help the students to decide which subjects they should take up next year.

A 100 marks, two-and-half hour exam will be held for every subject and questions will be based on the syllabi of classes IX and X.

The questions will be objective and the students will be given multiple choice to select their answers from. However, there will be negative marking for wrong answers, Joshi said.

PTI