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Now, Delhi students will have to learn Sanskrit, Urdu or French to pass their boards

Now, Delhi students will have to learn Sanskrit, Urdu or French to pass their boards
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  • As per a new policy, students who do not pass their third language exam in Class 8 will not be allowed to write the Class 10 board exams.

  • If a student fails in the third language test, they will still be promoted to class 9th but would have to appear in compartment exam along with the exams of class 9.

  • In the three language system, it will be mandatory for students to study an additional language besides Hindi and English.
In a recent announcement made by the Delhi government on Wednesday (March 11), students who do not pass their third language exam in Class 8 will not be allowed to write the Class 10 board exams.

The new assessment and evaluation policy by the Directorate of Education (DoE) has been reframed in accordance with the directions of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), stated the release from the government.

Under the no-detention policy of the Right to Education Act, students till class 8 were automatically promoted to class 9 even if they failed in the third language exam. But from now onwards it will be compulsory for all students to clear the third language exam for them being promoted to the higher level without any compartment exam.

If a student fails the third language test, they will still be promoted to class 9 but would have to appear in compartment exam.

“Those students who could not clear the third language exam in Class 8 yet have been promoted to Class 9 shall be examined by the school concerned at the end of the year exam of Class 9 in the same syllabus and textbooks as prescribed for Class 8. Those who are still unable to clear the third language at the end of Class 9 may be given another opportunity in Class 10 before the Board Examination,” said Binay Bhushan, director of DoE said.

The order will be implemented from the ongoing academic session.

“We had informed the schools in October itself. Also, the students will get enough time to appear in the compartment exam,” Bhushan said.

In the three language system, it will be mandatory for students to study an additional language besides Hindi and English. The Delhi schools offer Sanskrit, Urdu and Punjabi as the third option. However, many private schools also offer French, Mandarin and other foreign languages.

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