The CBSE Board in its latest notice has announced that it will not set-up the board examinations for 2020 entirely on the NCERT syllabus, instead the board has published its syllabus for the upcoming examinations on the website.
The board in its recent notice stated they prescribe NCERT books for class 9, 10, 11 and 12, however, it has been brought to their notice that in these (NCERT) books, at certain points, it is mentioned that particular part of the book is not for the purpose of exam or assessment. Similar instructions are provided for the information/ question given in boxes also. The CBSE said that this guidance is not applicable for class 10 and 12 exams conducted by CBSE in 2020.
The CBSE board, exam and assessment will be done based on the syllabus given by the CBSE and not as provided in the NCERT books. The CBSE syllabus for class 10 and 12 have been given for schools, students, teachers, and other stakeholders on the website.
Among new initiatives, the CBSE board will have two different part of maths syllabus and exams for class 10. The current maths subject will be called Mathematics (Standard) and the easier level called Mathematics (Basic) will be introduced for students who are weak in the subject and don't want to pursue the same at a higher level of studies.
The changes in the CBSE board examination pattern consist of 20 marks internal assessment or practicals for all subjects, more internal choices and introduction of objective-type questions in board examinations.
In addition to this, for the first time, CBSE Board has also prepared a calendar of major exercises to be performed in the academic session 2019-20. These manuals and handbooks along with the CBSE activity calendar were published by the Human Research Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriya Nishank.