Prakash Javadekar: Fresh norms to be issued for CBSE schools to reduce school bag burden

At an event organised by the CBSE, Prakash Javadekar said that in order to reduce the burden of school bags on students, the ministry is working on fresh norms for CBSE schools.

Fresh norms to be issued for CBSE schools

Fresh norms to be issued for CBSE schools

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At an event organised by the CBSE, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that in order to reduce the burden of school bags on students, the HRD ministry is working on fresh norms for CBSE schools. He also gave the Green Schools Awards, instituted by the Centre for Science and Environment, among others to a school in Punjab’s Moga, a Kendriya Vidyalaya from Hebbal in Karnataka, and a sports school from Sonipat, Haryana.

Children from various schools were present at the event.

“I am going to reduce the weight of school bags… Carrying heavy bags is not necessary. It will definitely happen. We are preparing norms for CBSE schools that bundles of books and notebooks do not have to be needlessly carried,” he said.

While CBSE has directed its schools that students upto class 2 should not bring school bags and the restricted the number of books carried till class 8, the HRD ministry is looking at these aspects to make the norms more effective, broad based as well as comprehensive, ministry officials said.

Other changes expected

Javadekar added that another change he plans to make is regarding project work assigned to school children. He said that most of the time parents have to pitch in to complete the projects assigned to their wards.

Referring to an instance in his family, Javadekar said he once saw his granddaughter working on project-work at home with the help of her mother. When asked what was happening, he was told that without the assistance of adults, the teacher would not mark a ‘star’ for the assignment.

“…But the real education is where the child learns even if he makes a mistake. The seniors can guide though…The parents too need to be educated,” he said.

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CBSE UGC NET 2017: Answer keys to be released soon at cbsenet.nic.in

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) on January 22.

CBSE UGC NET 2017: Answer keys to be released soon at cbsenet.nic.in

CBSE UGC NET 2017: Answer keys to be released soon at cbsenet.nic.in

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) on January 22. The answer keys for the same will be released soon on its official website, cbsenet.nic.in

How to check:

  • Go to the official website, click on the link, ‘Answer keys of UGC NET JAN 2017’
  • Thereafter, the answer keys will be displayed on the screen
  • Take a printout for future use.

The exam consisted of the following three papers:

Paper 1: The exam was held for a duration of one and a half hours. It had 60 questions, out of which 50 questions should be attempted. It carried a total of 100 marks.

Paper 2: The exam was conducted for a duration of one and a half hours and had 50 questions (all are compulsory). It carried a total of 100 marks.

Paper 3: It was held for a duration of two and a half hours and included 75 questions (all are compulsory). It carried a total of 150 marks.

About CBSE UGC NET:UGC (University Grants Commission) is a statutory organisation established by the union government in 1956. Its main objective is to provide recognition to the Indian universities and provide funds to such recognised universities and colleges.

CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) now conducts this exam on behalf of UGC for the post of Lecturer and for providing the JRF for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and in research. The exam is conducted in streams such as Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce.

For more details, the candidates can visit the official website

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CBSE won’t apply its 3 Indian language plan for Class 10 Board exam till 2020

A senior official said that “even if the new plan is approved by the ministry and CBSE starts working on the scheme it would not” happen before 2019-20.

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In a sigh of relief for all board students and their parents, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently come up with a new plan (three-language formula) for Class 10 Board examination.

(Read: Why is CBSE removing its international curriculum?)

According to a new proposal, if a student is currently studying in Class 7 or above, need not worry about shifting to schools affiliated to CBSE where three-language formula is applicable.

Here’s why:

  • It is speculated that the government has decided this keeping in view the schedule of students studying in the current academic session and does not want to disturb them.

(Read: CBSE Class 10 Board exams to get compulsory, official notification released at cbse.nic.in)

When did the proposal of three-language formula come in?

  • Last year, in December, CBSE had sent the proposed three-language formula for secondary education to Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, clearing all the doubts over it and when the new scheme would be implemented
  • As per sources, there were differences in the existing three-language formula of CBSE and the proposed scheme:
    1. The scheme extends till Class 10
    2. It will not include foreign languages as one of the options for students.

Key notes of the new plan:

  • In the new plan, candidates are required to take up three Indian languages listed in schedule VIII of the Constitution, one of which could be English
  • The three languages would be main subjects in the Class 10 board exams
  • Also, students can study a foreign language, or a non-listed Indian language, as an additional subject, which will be non-qualifying in nature.

According to a senior HRD official, even if the new plan is approved by the ministry and CBSE starts working on the scheme it would not “happen before 2019-20”.

“When the scheme is implemented will depend on the how soon the policy is finalised. Once the policy is framed, the schools would need to be given time as under this formula a student will get the option of 22 languages, for which teachers need to be appointed,” said  CBSE official in recent TOI report.

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CBSE UGC NET 2017: Paper analysis

“There was no negative marking due to which I marked all the answers with no fear,” says Bharti Chopra.

CBSE UGC NET 2017: Paper analysis

CBSE UGC NET 2017: Paper analysis

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted UGC NET 2017 on January 22. The exam had three following papers:

Paper 1: The exam comprised 60 questions and carried a total of 100 marks. It was held for a duration of one and a half hours.

Paper 2: The exam has 50 questions and carried a total of 100 marks.

Paper 3: It consisted of 75 questions and carried a total of 150 marks.

Bharti Chopra, who has done MA from Guru Jambheshwar University, has appeared for the exam. When asked about the question paper, she said, “The exam was very easy for those students who have studied for it. There was no negative marking due to which I marked all the answers with no fear.  Hoping for the best now.”

The answer keys will be published soon on the official website. The candidates are required to keep a check on the website.

About CBSE UGC NET:

UGC (University Grants Commission) is a statutory organisation established by the union government in 1956. Its main objective is to provide recognition to the Indian universities and provide funds to such recognised universities and colleges.

CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) now conducts this exam on behalf of UGC for the post of Lecturer and for providing the JRF for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and in research. The exam is conducted in streams such as Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce

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The Class 10 and Class 12 Boards exams will begin from March 9.

CBSE Board exams 2017 delayed due to assembly polls: Class 10, class 12 exams to now begin from March 9

CBSE Board exams 2017 delayed due to assembly polls: Class 10, class 12 exams to now begin from March 9

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the Board exam dates 2017. The Class 10 and Class 12 Boards exams to begin from March 9. The exams have been delayed due to assembly polls being conducted in five states Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Details of the report:

  • The Board has given careful consideration to the situation before postponing the exams by a week which will now allow the students to get more time for the preparation and ensure uninterrupted sequence of examinations
  • The Board has made all possible efforts to maintain reasonable time gap between the major papers and also ensured that the students appearing for Joint Engineering Exam and upcoming National Eligibility cum Entrance Test complete the CBSE examinations ahead of these entrance exams
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CBSE Class 12 Boards 2017: Expected to be postponed by a week due to assembly elections

The CBSE class 12 board exams are likely to be postponed in the second week of March due to assembly polls in five states.

CBSE Class 12 Boards 2017: Expected to be postponed to March second week due to assembly elections

CBSE Class 12 Boards 2017: Expected to be postponed to March second week due to assembly elections

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The CBSE class 12 board exams are likely to be postponed in the second week of March due to assembly polls in five states.

Details of the report:

  •  “We will ensure there is no delay in releasing the results and students will get enough time between exams. It is most likely the exams will start on March 9 or 10. But a final view is yet to be taken,” said a source, according to a report in Hindustan Times
  • Last year, the Class 10 exams were began on March 1 and ended on March 28 and the Class 12 started from March 1 and concluded on April 22

UP Board exams are likely to begin from March 16 (Read full story here). The datesheets for class 10 and class 12 are yet to be announced  by the board. The candidates are requested to keep a close check on the on the official website of CBSE for all the latest updates.

About CBSE:

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CBSE school associations to meet in Coimbatore to discuss management issues

“Despite representations for the last 25 years, the Government has not heeded to the appeal by the Association of Managements of Private Schools (AMPS) of Tamil Nadu to have a management representative in the board, so that it could help while formulating new policy or change the system,” said AMPS general secretary A T B Bose

The office bearers of CBSE Schools Associations across India will meet in Coimbatore on Saturday

The office bearers of CBSE Schools Associations across India will meet in Coimbatore on Saturday

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To discuss issues like confronting functioning of CBSE schools, including non representation of Management on the CBSE board, the office bearers of CBSE Schools Associations across India will meet in Coimbatore on Saturday

Views of AMPS general secretary

  • “Despite representations for the last 25 years, the Government has not heeded to the appeal by the Association of Managements of Private Schools (AMPS) of Tamil Nadu to have a management representative in the board, so that it could help while formulating new policy or change the system,” AMPS general secretary A T B Bose told reporters
  • Though principals of some schools were made Board members they do not have any say in policy making as the management and decisions were often taken without taking inputs from the management, he said.

More on the report:

  • AMPS was instrumental in representing the issues faced by the management in a formal and professional manner with the concerned departments, he said, adding that when the autonomy of CBSE schools was at stake, the association had found solution by approaching the judiciary
  • To discuss the issue, the office bearers representing Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, will meet, as part of two-day silver jubilee celebrations of AMPS beginning Saturday, Bose said. The deliberations will be compiled and sent to the Centre for necessary action, he said
  • The celebrations will be inaugurated by former Anna University Vice-Chancellor, E Balagurusamy, in the presence of eminent educationalists, he said. AMPS will also felicitate 11 founders of the association on the second day by Avinashilingam University for Women Chancellor, P R Krishnakumar. The former UGC Vice Chairman Dr H Devaraj will address the valedictory function, Bose said.
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CBSE to appoint principals in private schools

According to a recent circular issued on Thursday, aspirants would have to qualify Principal Eligibility (PET) conducted by CBSE for principal position in private schools affiliated to the board.

CBSE

CBSE

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has restrained the private schools from appointing principals or head of the school as the board has resolved to monitor the process of appointing principals.

According to a recent circular issued on Thursday, aspirants would have to qualify Principal Eligibility Test (PET) conducted by CBSE for principal position in private schools affiliated to the board.

More on the news:

  • It has been made mandatory for the private schools to induct state government nominee or CBSE nominee in their selection committees for appointing principals or heads of the schools
  • Following the direction, there will now be five members comprising the selection committee
  • Of the five members, two will be appointed with the approval of the board or by the board.

Read: UGC to grant autonomy to reputed colleges

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CBSE to appoint principals in private schools

According to a recent circular issued on Thursday, aspirants would have to qualify Principal Eligibility (PET) conducted by CBSE for principal position in private schools affiliated to the board.

CBSE

CBSE

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has restrained the private schools from appointing principals or head of the school as the board has resolved to monitor the process of appointing principals.

According to a recent circular issued on Thursday, aspirants would have to qualify Principal Eligibility Test (PET) conducted by CBSE for principal position in private schools affiliated to the board.

More on the news:

  • It has been made mandatory for the private schools to induct state government nominee or CBSE nominee in their selection committees for appointing principals or heads of the schools
  • Following the direction, there will now be five members comprising the selection committee
  • Of the five members, two will be appointed with the approval of the board or by the board
  • source”cnbc”

CBSE to appoint principals in private schools

According to a recent circular issued on Thursday, aspirants would have to qualify Principal Eligibility (PET) conducted by CBSE for principal position in private schools affiliated to the board.

CBSE

CBSE

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  • This 16-year-old schoolgirl’s letter to PM Narendra Modi, gets a reply

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has restrained the private schools from appointing principals or head of the school as the board has resolved to monitor the process of appointing principals.

According to a recent circular issued on Thursday, aspirants would have to qualify Principal Eligibility Test (PET) conducted by CBSE for principal position in private schools affiliated to the board.

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