Delhi will get a new education board which will blend entrance exam prep with school syllabus
- Delhi may get a separate education board that will help students prepare for competitive exams like
Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
- The move wants to aid students for both school and entrance examinations at the same time.
- This comes in the backdrop of massive examination fee hikes rolled out by CBSE.
- The board had doubled the exam fee for class 10th and 12th students of general category to ₹1,500, which was ₹750.
Sisodia also noted that the ‘next generation board’ will not be a replacement of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The move aims to help students prepare for school and entrance examinations at the same time.
The new board will have separate grades for all subjects, focussing on the career interest of the student.
"You have four grades for subjects. For instance, divide science into four grades — science for doctors and engineers, science for sportsperson, science for humanities. If a child wants to become a journalist, he can take A grade language and maybe C grade of science so that if he has to cover science, he is well-versed with the basics," Sisodia explained.
The move aims to provide a blended learning experience to students. As of now, the school curriculum helps them with only 10% of entrance examination syllabus, making them go for extra coaching classes.
This comes on the back of massive opposition in the examination fee hikes rolled out by CBSE. The board increased the exam registration fee for SC and ST students by 24 times, making it ₹1,200 from the existing ₹50. It also doubled the exam fee for class 10th and 12th students of general category to ₹1,500, which was ₹750.
However, it rolled back the fee to ₹50 for the Scheduled Caste(SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST) students studying at government schools. The centre announced that the rest of the amount will be paid by the Delhi government.
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