Caller 1: I am a student of Class 10. I am very confused about the CBSE proficiency tests. How can I register for the Board’s proficiency test?
Response: The detailed information about Class 10 optional Proficiency Test is available on www.cbse.nic.in. Two circulars — Number 56 on September 1, 2010 and Number 76 on November 19, 2010 — posted on the CBSE website include information about nature, format as well as procedure for registration to appear in these tests. The last date for registration through your school was February 12, 2011.
Caller 2: I am a Class 12 student of science stream. My school is conducting retests in the third week of February. I don’t want to take them but want to study at home. School authorities, however, have said that if I don’t appear for these tests they will not give us the admit cards. Can they do that? If yes, where else can I collect my admit card? I already got my roll number.
Response: CBSE discourages schools from taking repeat tests of students who are appearing for Board examination. Third week of February is little too late to take repeat tests. The schools are requested to extend all possible academic help to students and remove their doubts and difficulties in the subject.
Caller 3: If a student has opted for the Summative Assessment-II, and he does not want to change the school, is there is any restriction for doing that?
Response: Every student has to appear in Summative Assessment-II. The Board’s circulars issued earlier clearly state that Class 10 students studying in secondary schools, or students of senior secondary schools who want to switch over from CBSE to any other system will take Board-conducted examination. Remaining students of senior secondary schools will take the Summative Examination conducted by their respective schools.
Caller 4: I am a Class 12 student of commerce stream. Is it necessary that the answers we write in Business Studies have to exactly match the content in the books?Response: No. The reply, in order to fetch full credit, should correctly answer what has been asked for in the question. Marks are given on valid answers, which may not be at times exact reproduction of what has been given in the textbook.