Nagpur: For the upcoming academic session, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has extended the provision of allowing students who opted for an easier version of maths in Std X to take admission in mainstream maths in Std XI. In 2019, CBSE introduced a subject called ‘maths basic’ for those students who did not intend to pursue that subject in higher classes.
So such students would then not be eligible to pursue courses like engineering or even under-graduation in maths. However, in 2020, the pandemic hit and the board relaxed this condition. So, students who had opted for math basic got the green signal to proceed with mainstream math in Std XI and XII and appear for the engineering entrance exams.
On Thursday, the CBSE issued yet another circular saying that it is extending this relaxation for one more year as an exception. The board also made it clear that this was being done as a one-time relief and from the 2024-25 session, students who opt for math basic cannot take up the mainstream math at Std XI.
A state board school principal said such ideas are good on paper only. “The Maharashtra state education board had a similar concept, which was junked in 2018. Since 2007, the state education board introduced the two options at SSC (Std X) level and the idea was the same, that those opting for easier maths cannot choose maths in Std XI,” he said.
The principal added that this did not take off due to lack of interest among students.
Discovered on: 2023-05-27 02:43:00
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