New Delhi: While 10 board have been made optional by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), there are several students across who opt for the same.
The CBSE and schools have been promoting Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) since academic 2010-11, but around 4.10 lakh students will appear for the board exam this year out of 11 lakh students, who come under CBSE.
However, the number has gone down from . Around 4.45 lakh students opted for board exam last year. A senior CBSE official said that they are anticipating it to go down further in the coming two years as the popularity of CCE method will grow and students will have more faith in it.
Students appearing for board exams have a valid reason for doing so. A at Green Fields expressed that he want to judge his potential at the level before opting for a stream at senior secondary levels.
There are others who want to continue with the tradition. A student from Bal Bharti School said that since class 6, they were told to study keeping in mind the board exam. She just wants to have an experience of sitting in board exam to know what the entire fuss was about.
Besides, parents who have transferable jobs prefer that their child appear in board exams. According to them, on the basis of board exams, to in other schools will be easier. Other prefer board exam in class 10 to prepare their child for class 12 board.