New attempt by UP board to consolidate exams

Programmes to Focus – In order of the execution of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) educational programs, the UP Board of secondary schools and Intermediate School has got the approval of conducting one examination for the same subject. It has been decided that from next session, students of the UP board will have to appear for only one paper in 40 subjects, including Hindi, English, and Mathematics etc. For making it a little easier for the students, the Uttar Pradesh Board has also uploaded model question papers as per the revised module.

Subjects Classification

Till now, test papers of 24 subjects, including Hindi, English, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History and Geography have been uploaded.

The step aims to align the format of intermediate education to that of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) followed on class 11 and 12. Every year, the UP Board conducts exams in 105 subjects for high schools and intermediate schools.

These include 41 subjects of vocational trades. All the subjects such as Agriculture are also included.

As per the reports, the UP Board secretary Neena Srivastava stated, “In order to completely implement the NCERT pattern and bring uniformity in secondary education offered by CBSE and other boards, from session 2018-19 onward, instead of two, only one paper will be conducted in 40 subjects of intermediate education. For the convenience of students, we are uploading model question papers as per the revised format on the official website.

Overview of NCERT

The ultimate goals of NCERT and its constituent units are to: undertake, promote and coordinate research in areas related to school education; prepare and publish model textbooks, supplementary material, newsletters, journals and develops educational kits, multimedia digital materials, etc. organize pre-service and in-service training of teachers; develop and disseminate innovative educational techniques and practices.

Set up in 1961, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an autonomous organization by the Government of India to assist and advise the Central and State Governments on policies and programmes for qualitative improvement in school education.; It also collaborates and networks with state educational departments, universities, NGOs and other educational institutions; act as a clearinghouse for ideas and information in matters related to school education, and act as a nodal agency for achieving the goals of Universalization of Elementary Education. In addition to research, development, training, extension, publication and dissemination activities, NCERT is an implementation agency for bilateral cultural exchange programmes with other countries in the field of school education.

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