CBSE Exam is Tough- Says Many

 “Though I was confused initially whether to switch boards after class X, I have decided to write the board examination. I want to take up medicine, and for that, scoring marks is very important.”- said S. Poorvaja, a class X CBSE student, says,

For many CBSE students, the choice between taking the final exam conducted by the board or their respective schools is a tough one.

Though students have made their choice this academic year, it will never be an easy decision, many said.

Srilakshmi Geetha, a class X student who has opted to write the school-based examination, says she made the decision because she wanted to continue studying in the same school in class XI. Her school, she says, gives preference to those who take up the school-based examination at the time of admission to class XI.

“Though nobody will be denied admission because they took the board examination, those who take the school-based examination will be given some preference in choosing the groups,” she says, adding, “There is not much difference between the two examinations conducted by the board and by the school. Though I would have liked to take the board examination just to get the exposure, I do not want to risk not getting the group of my choice next year.”

Last year, of the 1,52,086 students who registered for the class X examination, 97,257 opted for the board exam, according to the CBSE, which is still in the process of consolidating this year’s figures.

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CBSE Schools Get Identification Numbers

“The government deadline is March 31, 2013. We are trying to finish it by January 31”- said IT@School project executive director Abdul Kaipancherry.

The discussion is all about allotting CBSE students with Unique Identification Numbers (UID). Though the Kerala education department is trying to ensure that each student studying in state syllabus schools has a unique identification number (UID) before the next academic year, the CBSE schools looking for NOCs from state government have been approved relief by the Kerala High Court.

The Management Association president of Kerala CBSE School, T P M Ibrahim Khan said, “The high court had issued a stay on the state government’s demand that CBSE schools should compulsorily ensure UID registration for students for obtaining no objection certificate (NOC).

In the order made on September 14, the Kerala High Court had said that they didn’t find any justification behind the compulsory requirement of allotment of UID to students in a school seeking NOC for affiliation of the CBSE/ICSE board. Considering that the government can’t insist on a situation that’s not within the powers of a school management, the court ruled that they cannot be compelled to create the same.

A division bench including justices C N Ramachandran Nair and C K Abdul Rehim considered the petitions made by 15 CBSE schools, challenging the rules put forward by the state government through Kerala Education Rules for obtaining fresh NOCs to run schools.

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CBSE CCE Questions

1. What is the full form of CCE mean?

A: CCE refers to Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation

2. Does CCE mean frequent test and assignments?

A: CCE refers to periodicity and regularity in assessment. It does not mean that tests and assignments have to be conducted or given frequently. On the contrary, the scheme of CCE discourages mechanical testing. It envisages employment of variety of tools and techniques for assessment in informal and formal settings which are more interesting, relevant and meaningful and involve learners for greater participation and learning.

3. How would CCE help in reducing stress in students?

A: CCE helps in reducing stress of students by –

• Identifying learning progress of students at regular time intervals on small portions of content.

• Employing a variety of remedial measures of teaching based on learning needs and potential of different students.

• Desisting from using negative comments on the learner’s performance.

• Encouraging learning through employment of a variety of teaching aids and techniques.

• Involving learners actively in the learning process.

• Recognizing and encouraging specific abilities of students, who do not excel in academics but perform well in other co-curricular areas.

4. How would CCE help in the improvement of students’ performance?

A: CCE helps in improving student’s performance by identifying his/her learning difficulties at regular time intervals right from the beginning of the academic session and employing suitable remedial measures for enhancing their learning performance.

5. Will CCE allow flexibility to schools to plan their own academic sessions?

A: The scheme of continuous and comprehensive evaluation has inbuilt flexibility for schools to plan their own academic schedules as per specified guidelines on CCE. However, the schools may have to make slight modifications in existing schedule and procedures.

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CBSE Schools in Delhi

The Central Board of Secondary Education have numbers of schools; both government and private under its realm. Take a look at the list of CBSE schools in Delhi and make best admission decision as per preferred location.

  • The Heritage School (Vasant Kunj)
  • Vasant Valley School (Vasant Kunj)
  •  Sadhu Vaswani Int. School For Girls (Shanti Niketan)
  •  Mamta Modern School (New Delhi)
  •  Modern School (Vasant Vihar )
  •  Birla Vidya Niketan (Pushp Vihar)
  •  Guru Harkrishan Public School (Punjabi Bagh)
  • Kerala Education Society Senior Secondary School (Canning Road)
  •  Haryana Shakti Senior Secondary School (Kanjhawala)
  •  Government Girls Secondary School (Azad Pur Colony)

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CBSE CCE Monitoring Now Online

CBSE monitoring system is showing progressive changes with each new day. The board has decided to shift the entire system of mentoring and monitoring online so that both mentor and mentee schools can accomplish the specific procedures in a successful manner.

It’s been more three years now that the CBSE board of education has set up Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) under which a student’s performance is evaluated on the basis of regular class test and assignments/project works. However, it has been reported that the system lacks organized ways of monitoring and therefore, unsuccessful to satisfy teachers of most of the CBSE schools.

In order to come out from monitoring drawbacks, the board has decided to introduce the ‘Mentoring and Monitoring’ system, where school principals can voluntarily guide newer schools as per CCE implementation. The system is now available online and

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CBSE Awards Teachers for CCE Promotion

The Central Board of Secondary Education took privilege to award 15 mentors and 32 teachers of CBSE schools across India. The awards were given to those mentors who took active participation in introducing and promoting Continuous Comprehensive Education (CCE) pattern in their respective schools.

The chairman of CBSE, Vineet Joshi has mentioned that the ‘mentor awards’ were organized to highlight the efforts made by a few principals selected as mentors to implement best practices developed by schools and bring together successes created in CCE adoption. The awards were presented by D Purandeswari, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development.

Of the awardees, the principal of Mamta Modern School, Pallavi Sharma shared her experience and the challenges faced by her team during the implementation of CCE and right to education scheme. She said that teachers should also receive training on the methods that were not in practice so far.

Further, three teachers from Delhi schools will be honored by the President of India. The will receive ‘National Awards to Teachers 2011’ awards including certificate of excellence, cash award of Rs 25, 000 and a silver medal.

The names of the three prestigious teachers from Delhi-based Schools are:

  • LV Sehgal, Principal of Bal Bharti School
  • D R Saini, Principal of DPS RK Puram
  • Premlata Garg, Principal of DAV Public School, Shrestha Vihar

CBSE Schools Get DVDs of Gandhi

History being the significant part of education in India, the government has decided to present the olden days in a distinct and lucid manner. The Rajya Sabha has informed that the DVDs of famous personalities like ‘Gandhi’ and ‘The making of Mahatma’ will be distributed in CBSE schools across the country.

The minister of State in Information and Broadcasting Ministry S Jagathrakshakan has placed a written statement that in May, the CBSE had requested ‘National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) for CDs/DVDs of landmark films ‘Gandhi’, ‘The making of Mahatma’, ‘Sardar’ and ‘Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar’ for distribution in the schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Accordingly, four sets of films as mentioned above are currently under production for dispatching them to various schools/colleges/universities/Research Institutions as per the advice made by the Ministry of Culture.

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Ticket to Oxford for CBSE Exam Toppers

Have you ever dreamt of to study abroad at some renowned university/college? If you have appeared for CBSE exam or ICSE exam 2012 then probably you may start to dream about Oxford University. Well, the good news is that toppers of 12th class exam will get direct admission to the esteemed Oxford University in United Kingdom.

Most recently, Prof. Andrew Hamilton, UK varsity’s vice-chancellor announced that toppers of CBSE and ICSE board exam will get chance to peruse undergraduate courses in Oxford and will not have to appear for A-level admission test (Scholastic Assessment Test). He made the announcement on his trip to India and since then, both parents and students are eagerly waiting for the declaration date of CBSE results and ICSE results 2012.

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100 Percent Result in CBSE Exams

It is often said that strong determination and hard work makes a dream come true. And, the saying has been successfully proved by the students of Theatre Age, a popular NGO in Chandigarh (India).  The CBSE Results for class I to IX and XI (commerce and medical stream) has been declared on 1st April, 2012 and interestingly, the underprivileged students of this city-based NGO achieved 100 per cent result.

About 20 slum students appeared for the CBSE exam; of which, good number of students scored grades B and C, while a few achieved A+ grade. Expressing the success, the President of Theatre Age, Mr. Zulfiqar Khan said “All students did well based on what would normally be expected from children living in slums in terms of academic achievement.” Most of the children are school dropouts and poor who cannot afford school expenses or special guidance.

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CBSE 12th Result- Tension Goes High with Tough Question Papers

This exam season, the 12th class board exam under Central Board of Secondary Education has become the point of discussion for many people, including students, teachers, principals and off-course the CBSE officials. Students are facing too long question papers to be completed within a specified time of 3 hour. To add more, the question papers appear to be offering complicated and tricky queries thereby demanding high degree of brain storming. As such, everyone is worried as what will CBSE 12th results bring before the students in days to come.

Started on 1st March, 2012 with English as the season’s first exam paper, the 12th class CBSE exam went smoothly with smiling faces. However, the happy mood turned out to tears immediately on 5th March, when students of science background found the tough Physics question paper in the examination hall. When students were moved with tough questions and found difficulty in scoring good marks, their parents hope shattered too.

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