CBSE 2017 topper Raksha Gopal talks on marks moderation and gives exam tips

From being a CBSE topper to grabbing a seat in country’s one of the renowned colleges, Raksha Gopal’s life has changed in a year. She topped class 12 board exams in 2017 from humanities stream with 99.6 percent, and took admission in her dream college — Delhi University’s Lady Shri Ram College (LSR). She had scored perfect 100 in three subjects and 99 in history and psychology.

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CBSE to hold NEET on May 6, bars open school students and private candidates

The Central Board of Secondary Education will hold the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical aspirants on May 6.

Aspirants from all government-recognized secondary school examination boards, with the exception of private candidates and those who passed the Class 12 board examination through the National Institute of Open Schooling or similar open institutions, can apply for the entrance test.

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Schoolkids could soon have thinner books, lighter bags: NCERT

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is close to finalizing changes in the school curriculum that will not only take the focus away from rote learning but also make books thinner and bags lighter, senior officials in the apex body that oversees school curricula said on Sunday.

The curriculum committee of the NCERT has decided to reduce the current workload by tweaking it based on fresh learning outcomes. The plan will encourage testing the creative and critical thinking of students, according to a senior NCERT official.

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CBSE terminates its uniform evaluation policy for classes 6 to 8

CBSE evaluation policy: The policy of uniform assessment which the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had framed for classes 6 to 8 has now been withdrawn by the board following objection from the country’s top child rights body, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). The evaluation policy was in violation of the Right to Education Act (RTE), argued NCPCR.

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CBSE Board Exams 2018: Pre-exam Counseling Begins Today, Know Where to Dial, Email or Get Answers

In view of CBSE Board Exams 2018, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has begun the Pre-Exam Counseling today i.e. 1st February 2018 that will be available for the students till 13th April 2018. CBSE Pre-Exam Counseling aims to address Board Exams related stress issues in students and provides counseling from Principals, trained Counselors, Psychologists and Social Scientists during preparation time as well as post-exams.

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CBSE: Students can raise grievances regarding questions

Class 10 and 12 students appearing for this year’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams will be able to raise grievances related to questions within 24 hours after the exam.

The complaints filed will be scrutinized by an expert group and would then be considered while preparing the marking scheme during the evaluation. 

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For board exams, CBSE puts Type-1 diabetes under disabled category

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has clubbed students suffering from Type-1 diabetes with persons with disabilities (PwD) this year, asking them to fill up the forms for classes X and XII exams under this category.

Last year, the board allowed insulin-dependent students taking classes X and XII board exams to carry sugar tablets, chocolate, candies and water bottles inside the centre. These “children need frequent meals to avoid hypoglycaemia, which is a danger for life”, the CBSE circular had said. 

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