New Delhi: All the students who are studying under Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and were gearing-up to clear their class 10th examination will have to appear in sitting examination paper for the academic year 2016-2017.
This was made clear by the Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javdekar today that around 2.5 crore children will have to give written examination for Class 10 board for next year.
Mr Javadekar said, “We will implement it from the 2017-2018 session. Not this year or in the next two months. The final decisions will be announced soon, it is under final consideration.”
He further said that the government will provide free online coaching to IIT aspirants, in view of the increasing number of suicides by students.
Javadekar said, a planned portal, which will be launched soon and will be called “IIT PAL”.
The minister said. It will have lectures, material, tutorials, discussion forums and fortnightly tests. “Before the actual Joint Entrance Examination, it will have three four mock exams”.
While addressing to parents and teachers queries, who are concerned that there were no exams for children from Classes 1 to 7, he said, the government will introduce an evaluation process involving learning benchmarks to assess if a child’s performance is up to the mark or not.
The CBSE class 10th written examination was cancelled in the year 2010.