New Delhi, March 10: CBSE students appearing for Class X board exams will have to bear extra pressure now as the board remodelled its assessment scheme adding one more subject to the mandatory subjects.
With this, the students will have to study six subjects instead of five which will include two language papers.
The class X course will now have two languages, social science, mathematics and science as mandatory subjects. Besides, students will have to choose one of the vocational subjects as an "additional" course from the year 2017-18.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has remodelled its assessment scheme for Class X Board examination for schools offering vocational subject as a compulsory subject under the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF).
"If a candidate fails to pass in any one of the three elective subjects -- science, social science, mathematics, then it will be replaced by the vocational subject (offered as sixth additional subject)," a CBSE circular said.
"The board exam result will be computed accordingly.
However, if a candidate desires to reappear for the failed subject they can appear in the compartment examination," it added.
For the sixth subject, students have been provided 13 options that are- Dynamics of Retailing, Information Technology, Security, Automobile Technology, Introduction to Financial Market, Introduction to Tourism, Beauty and Wellness, Basic Agriculture, Food Production, Front Office Operations, Banking and Insurance, Marketing and Sales, and Health Care Services.
The maximum marks of the subject will be 100, out of which 50 marks are allocated to internal assessment/practical examination.
Like always, students will have to reach 33 percent benchmark to pass in the session.