CBSE announces new marking policy, removes stream system for Class XI



New Delhi: Due to rapidly growing cases of covid-19 across the country, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had canceled the board exams of class X. After which the board announced a new marking policy on Saturday, May 1. Along with this, the board has also made several important announcements related to admission in class XI in the official notification.

Under the new National Education Policy, CBSE has decided to remove the stream system (Science, Commerce, Arts etc.) in class XI. Also, the board has instructed all the schools to avoid different types of stream system in class XI and the students should be allowed to choose the group of subjects according to their interest and preference.

Now, students can choose Geography, Political Science etc. along with Mathematics. At the same time, students who had taken the standard Mathematics subject in class 10th, they will also be able to take Maths in class 11th.

According to the notification, the students who failed in class X will be allowed to remain in class XI till the conduct of compartment examinations.

As per the board’s policy, 20 marks are reserved for internal assessments and the remaining 80 marks are for year-end CBSE board exams.

Students who fail to qualify Class 10 Board Examinations 2021 based on the result thus declared are permitted to continue with their Class 11 pending a compartment examinations. The compartment examination, however, would also be conducted by the school. As per the policy document, the compartment exam would be an objective paper based on sample papers shared by CBSE. Schools would have the discretion to conduct this exam in online or offline mode, depending on the situation.

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