As per a recent notification from the CBSE, the board will now assess the students of Class 9 to 12 on the basis of the application of concepts in “real-life or unfamiliar situations”.
Known as competency-based questions, the questions for the CBSE students will include multiple-choice questions (MCQs), case-based questions and source-based integrated questions.
As per updates, for Class 9 and 10, the CBSE has decided to introduce a minimum of 30 per cent competency-based questions in form of Multiple Choice questions (MCQs), case-based questions, source base integrated questions, etc. 20 per cent of the questions will be objective type and the remaining 50 per cent will be short and long answer type questions, as per the existing pattern.
As per the notification, the CBSE’s competency-based education project aims to replace the existing rote learning model with a competency-based framework as mentioned in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 over the next two-three years. Notably, the CBSE on March 24 had also announced a competency-based assessment framework for Science, Mathematics and English.