CBSE Class X Board Exam: 2-level Maths Paper From 2020

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New Delhi: In a significant move, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced two level of examination in Mathematics for students who will appear for the Class X board examination from 2020 onwards. The aim is to help different level of learners, reduce stress and remove the maths phobia, a CBSE circular said.

1. The nomenclature for the two Examinations will be; Mathematics-Standard for the existing level of examination, and Mathematics-Basic for the easier level of examination.

2. The two levels of Examination will be held in the subject of Mathematics in the board examination for Class X in the year 2020 and the same shall not be applicable to the internal assessment in class X.

3. There shall not be two levels of Assessment/Examination for class IX.

4. First level would be the same as the existing one, and the other would be an easier level.

5. The syllabus, class room teaching and internal assessment for both the levels of examination would remain the same; so that the students get an opportunity to
study the whole range of topics throughout the year and are able to decide upon the level of Board examination depending upon their aptitude and abilities.

6. The Standard level will be meant for students who wish to opt for Mathematics at Sr. Secondary level and the Basic level would be for students not keen to pursue
Mathematics at higher levels.

7. A student will have the right to choose between the two levels of Examination at the time of submission of List of Candidates (LoC) by the affiliated school to the
board online.

8.  CBSE has also provided that a student who opts for Mathematics Basic and clears it would have the opportunity to appear for the Mathematics Standard examination during the compartmental examinations – should he wish to pursue mathematics in higher classes.

9. Frequently Asked questions (FAQs) on the two level of Mathematics has been uploaded in the CBSE website for ready reference.

10. It is well known that students experience greatest stress before and during their most ‘difficult’ subject exam. Keeping in view of this important aspect and as evidenced by the board results, the Board has decided to introduce two levels of examination in Mathematics for the students who are going to appear in the Board examination for the academic session ending March 2020 onwards.