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October 22, 2017

CBSE Class 10th students can now opt for vocational subject as 6th subject under remodelled assessment scheme


New Delhi : Class X students of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) can now opt for a vocational subject as the sixth subject under the remodelled assessment scheme of the Board examination. Under the revised scheme, if any student fails in any one of the three elective subjects (science, mathematics and social science), then it will be replaced by the vocational subject.

This was approved by the governing body on Thursday. After the restoration of the Class X Board examination and revision of the scheme of the examination this is the first GB meeting. The members also had a discussion on the moderation policy where the chairperson of CBSE, R K Chaturvedi, apprised the members about setting up of the committee by the HRD ministry to work out the modalities.

The board in March 2017 had discontinued the scheme of vocational subject as compulsory sixth subject. The GB approved the notification for restoration of the Class X Boards from the academic year 2017-18 and the first exam will be conducted on 2018.

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