The Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE, today declared to introduce ‘value-based questions’ of 3-5 marks in all the major subjects in Class XI final and XII board exams in 2013. These value-based questions will be introduced in 15 subjects mainly, alleged CBSE.
The chairman of CBSE, Vineet Joshi, said, “CBSE has decided to follow an interdisciplinary approach in value education where values are intermingled with the content of all the major subjects in Classes XI and XII. The Board has also decided to add 5% weightage in the major subjects (English, Hindi, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, accountancy, history, geography, business studies, entrepreneurship and economics) in Classes XI and XII through questions which will be integrated with the content of the subject and analyzed on the basis of the values it reflects.”
In a paper of 100 marks, the questions will be of five marks, and 3-4 marks in a paper of 70-90 marks. This new rule will come to effect from next year, said Vineet Joshi.
Since there has been long demand of introducing any such system to the existing educational structure in India so that it can be strengthened in delivering values protected by the Constitution. This new system is expected to instill life related values among students and to make them take it seriously by adding weightage in examinations. It will be gradual process and students will definitely hold these values.