CBSE Board Practical Examination 2019 from January 16 to February 15

CBSE Board Practical Examination 2019  –The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in a letter to the heads of affiliated schools said the Class 12 practical examinations would be held in January and February. For 2019 CBSE Board examination, the practicals will be held from January 16, 2019, to February 15, 2019, except in the city of Allahabad. The CBSE Class 12 practical examinations in Allahabad, where Kumbh Mela celebrations are happening during that period, will commence from January 1, 2019, as per an NDTV report.

The Board had earlier released the list of probable subjects which are scheduled to be held on February and March 2019. As examination in skill-based subjects and few other academic subjects which are being opted by a small number of students will commence from later half of February 2019, practical examination in all such subjects should be completed within the first half of February 2019; the letter asked the school heads.

The Board also said practical examinations should be conducted invariably in two sessions in a day if the number of candidates is more than 20. Further, the Board also asked the schools to upload the marks on the date of examination from the school where the practical examination will be conducted by the external examiner. The Board, however, has not released the date sheet for the theory papers which are expected to begin in March next year.

In a signed statement, Dr Sanyam Bhardwaj, Controller of Examinations, CBSE addressed to the heads of schools said: “You are aware that practical examinations for eligible regular candidates are held from January 16 to February 15 each year. For 2019 examination, practical examinations will be held from January 16 to February 15 except in the city of Allahabad where it will begin on January 1, 2019, on account of Kumbh Mela celebrations. As the examination in skill-based subjects and few other academic subjects which are being opted by a small number of students will begin from later half of February next year, practical examination in all such subjects should be completed within the first half of February.”

The letter further stated that the practical examinations should be held invariably in two sessions in a day if the number of candidates is more than 20. Also, the marks should be uploaded on the date of examination from the school where the practical examination will be held by an external examiner.

Main objectives of CBSE are as follows:

  • To define appropriate approaches of academic activities to provide stress-free, child centred and holistic education to all children without compromising on quality
  • To analyse and monitor a variety of educational activities by collecting feedback from different stakeholders
  • To develop norms for implementation of various academic activities including quality issues; to control and coordinate the implementation of various academic and training programmes of the Board; to organise academic activities and to supervise other agencies involved in the process
  • To adapt and innovate methods to achieve academic excellence in conformity with psychological, pedagogical and social principles
  • To encourage schools to document the progress of students in a teacher and student friendly way
  • To propose plans to achieve quality benchmarks in school education consistent with the National goals
  • To organise various capacity building and empowerment programmes to update the professional competency of teachers
  • To prescribe conditions of examinations and conduct public examination at the end of Class X and XII. To grant qualifying certificates to successful candidates of the affiliated schools
  • To fulfil the educational requirements of those students whose parents were employed in transferable jobs
  • To prescribe and update the course of instructions of examinations
  • To affiliate institutions for examination and raise the academic standards of the country.

The prime focus of the Board is on:

  • Innovations in teaching-learning methodologies by devising students friendly and students cantered paradigms
  • Reforms in examinations and evaluation practices
  • Skill learning by adding job-oriented and job-linked inputs
  • Regularly updating the pedagogical skills of the teachers and administrators by conducting in-service training programmes, workshops and more

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