CBSE Board Exam Pattern Revised for 2024: More MCQs and Competency-Based Questions”
The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has revised the board exam pattern for Class 10 and Class 12, as per an official notice released on April 6, 2023. The new guidelines have been brought in keeping in mind the recommendations of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
CBSE Board Exam Pattern- Overview
|Class||Weightage of competency-based questions||Weightage of MCQ-based questions||Weightage of constructed response questions|
The central board had already announced that it would align itself to the vision put forth by NEP 2020, which includes more competency-based questions in Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations. As per the new changes, CBSE will be giving more competency-based questions to candidates during their board exams, which would be based on real-life applications.
For Classes 9 and 10, CBSE will be increasing the weightage of competency-based questions asked, and for the academic session of 2022 to 2023, these questions would comprise 30 percent of the paper. For the Board exams in 2024, around 50 percent of the questions would be MCQ-based, while the competency-based questions will be asked in the form of MCQs, case study-based or source-based questions.
For Classes 11 and 12, the competency-based questions in the form of MCQs, source-based or case study-based, would make up 40 percent of the paper for Board Exams 2024. Constructed response questions such as short answer or long answer type questions, as per the existing pattern, would be 30 percent for Classes 9 and 10, and 40 percent for Classes 11 and 12.