CCE better or board exams?
This helpline comes to you from CBSE.education Updated: Feb 22, 2012 18:24 IST
I am a Class 9 student and am taking my final exams now. Is it a good idea to appear for the board exams in Class 10 or is CCE a better option? I haven’t scored well in Class 9 throughout the year and I don’t want to risk my future. Please help.
— Suman Kalra
The board conducts the summative examination II of Class X students who are studying in secondary schools or for senior secondary schools who have opted to move out of the CBSE system and want to join another board. There is no difference between the two exams as both are based on the same syllabus and question paper design. In both the cases, the results are announced at the same time on the dates announced by the board. The school-based assessment certificates to be issued by the board will also be the same for all school students reflecting the grades of both formative assessments (I, II, III, IV) and summative assessments (I & II).
What’s the scope after studying subjects such as entreprenuership and multimedia and web technology? Are these electives? What are the career options after studying these? Which all universities/colleges give them weightage in the best of four?
— Rahul Jain
Both entrepreneurship and multimedia and web technology are elective courses offered by the CBSE for plus-two students. Earlier, entrepreneurship was introduced as a vocational course in Delhi University. Currently, it is offered as an add-on course for six months in some of the colleges. In the BBA course, there is a paper on entrepreneurship. Those opting for multimedia & web technology can pursue web designing, BCA, MCA, multimedia, designing, etc. Many universities offer these courses.
What does the CBSE have to say about the marking scheme during the board exams, as a reassurance to the students and parents, that there will be fair evaluation of all candidates?
— Shikha Shukla
The marking scheme of the CBSE question papers is prepared and standardised based on the actual students’ answers. It is meant to apprise the students, teachers and parents about the expected answers to questions and the distribution of marks to different parts of the answer.
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