Sunday , May 19 2024

CBSE will conduct open-book exams, meaning you will be able to see your notebook and copy in the exam!

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is considering open-book examinations. CBSE is considering Open Book Examination (OBE) for students of classes 9 to 12, which is proposed to begin in November. In open-book exams, students are allowed to bring their own notes, textbooks, or other study materials and refer to them during the exam.

According to The Indian Express, CBSE is exploring the option of Open Book Examination (OBE) for students of classes 9 to 12 in line with the recommendations of the new National Curriculum Framework released last year. According to sources, the board is planning a pilot scheme of open book tests for English, Mathematics for classes 9 and 10 and English, Mathematics and Biology for classes 11 and 12 later this year to assess How can it be known? Evaluate the practicality of the format and the time it will take.

What is Open Open-Book Exam?

In open-book exams, students are allowed to bring their own notes, textbooks, or other study materials and refer to them during the exam. However, OBEs are not necessarily easier than closed-book examinations. They often present more challenging questions because open-book exams assess a student's understanding and ability to analyze and apply concepts rather than memorizing textbook material.

When is the proposal expected to be implemented?

According to the report, the pilot run is proposed to be conducted in November-December this year and based on the experience, the board will decide whether this form of assessment should be adopted in all its schools for classes 9 to 12. Steps are expected to be taken by June to implement OBE for classes 9 to 12 in all schools.

Previous Schemes of Open Book Examinations:

CBSE had earlier attempted to introduce open-test-based assessment (OTBA) for classes 9 and 11 for three years from 2014-15 to 2016-17. However, it was not implemented due to negative reaction from stakeholders.