New Delhi : Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced vocational subjects to opened up opportunities for students in the vocational stream.
‘Syllabus of mathematics and science in secondary school education’ is one of the most discussed topics in the academic circles of India. Academicians, parents and industry experts have long been arguing that mathematics and science taught in Class VIII – Class X are not useful at work, unless the student decides to take up a career in education or research in the relevant fields. Education boards have understood the truth in this argument and have started taking corrective measures in this direction.
One such initiative taken by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is remodelling its assessment scheme for Class X vocational stream. Now, the vocational stream students have to study six subjects, wherein the sixth subject is an additional subject. Those who fail in either social science, mathematics or science can replace it with a vocational subject. The board exam results will be computed accordingly.
Those who want to reappear for the failed subject can take the compartment examination. So, now, CBSE students who are not comfortable with one of the three subjects can still pass the board examination by clearing the vocational paper. But of course, they have to study one additional subject. This is mandated under the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF).
The 13 options from which the students can choose their sixth subject are: Introduction to Financial Market, Food Production, Basic Agriculture, Information Technology, Dynamics of Retailing, Automobile Technology, Beauty and Wellness, Security, Front Office Operations, Introduction to Tourism, Marketing and Sales, Banking and Insurance, and Health Care Services.
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