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CBSE Class 12 exams 2017: Datesheet released

cbse 12th exam 2016, cbse date sheet, cbse 12 exam date, cbse 2017 exam, cbse board exam, 12th exam, xii date sheet, csbe date sheeet, cbse time tableThe exams will start from March 9, 2017 and will continue until the end of April. (Express photo)

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the datesheet for the senior secondary certificate examination, 2016. The exams will start from March 9, 2017 and will continue until the end of the next month (April 29, 2017).

Last year, a total of 10,65,179 students had appeared for class XII examination. This year there are 10,98,420 students appearing for the paper. The number of schools have also increased as compared to last year with 10677 have registered for the exam. In 2015, 10093 schools participated.

The exams will begin at 10.30 am. To download the date sheet, log on to the official website of CBSE (cbse.nic.in).

CBSE Class 12 Exams 2017 Date Sheet

 

 

भव्यतापूर्वक रंगारंग अंदाज में मनाया गया सीबीएसई नोर्थ जोन बैडमिंटन चैंपयनशिप का उद्घाटन समारोह

आज दिनांक 24 नवबंर 2016  को शांति निकेतन विद्यापीठ के प्रांगण में सीबीएसई नोर्थ जोन बैडमिंटन चैंपयनशिप  के उद्घाटन समारोह  का अत्यंत भव्य आयोजन किया गया ।

समारोह में मुख्य अतिथि श्री आर के चर्तुवेदी ;  प्।ैद्ध  अध्यक्ष ,सीबीएसई  दिल्ली विद्यालय की अध्यक्षा श्रीमती कुसुम जैन, निदेशक श्री विशाल जैन एंव प्रधानाचार्या श्रीमती विभा गुप्ता ने दीप प्रज्ज्वलित करके कार्यक्रम का शुभारंभ किया।

प्रधानाचार्या ने अतिथियों का पुष्प गुच्छ से हार्दिक अभिनंदन किया।

पश्चिमी उत्तरप्रदेश के 13 जिले  ,उत्तराखंड  के 15 जिले से आए  लगभग 128 स्कूलों के 1200  खिलाडियों ने मार्च पास्ट करके अपनी टीम की प्रतिनिधित्वता का परिचय दिया।

मुख्य अतिथि  ने  खिलाडियो को संबोधित करते हुए बताया कि वो उत्तम प्रदर्शन करते हुए सफलता रूपी वटवृक्ष के रूप में पुष्पित व पल्लवित होकर कामयाबी की इमारतें खडी करते रहे। आप अपने लक्ष्य की ओर ध्यान दें, हार या जीत पर नहीं। आप अपनी तत्परता और परिश्रम से उर्जस्वित पथ की ओर अग्रसर रहें।आप ऐसी प्रतिभा बनकर उभरें जिससे न केवल देश में बल्कि विश्व स्तर पर भी अपना परचम लहरा सकें।

निदेशक श्री विशाल जैन ने खिलाडियो का उत्साहवर्धन करते हुए कहा कि जीत की खुशी और हार के दुख में सामान्य रहने की प्रेरणा ही एक खिलाडी को अच्छा इंसान ही नहीं बल्कि देश का सुसस्ंकृत नागरिक बनने में भी सार्थक सिद्ध होती है।

प्रधानाचार्या विभा गुप्ता ने कहा कि खेल नियमों का पालन करके, दूसरों की जीत में भी प्रसन्नता का इजहार करना, हार जीत में एक समान रहकर व अनुशासित होकर ही एक खिलाडी सफलता के परचम लहरा सकता है।तत्पश्चात प्रज्ज्वलित मशाल के मध्य मुख्य अतिथि ने खिलाडियो को खेल  भावना से खेलने की शपथ दिलाते हुए चैंपियनशिप को आरंभ किया गया। प्रथम दिन आरंभिक मैच खेले गए।

समारोह में सीबीएसई निरीक्षक ( एकेडमिक डायरेक्टर सीबीएसई) श्री मनोज श्रीवास्तव,  (सीबीएसई डिप्टी डायरेक्टर एक्जाम) नेहा शर्मा, डॉ मेजर मनोज गौड एंव चीफ रैफरी श्री दिलीप सान्याल, सीबीएसई स्कूलों के प्रधानाचार्य ,  राहुल केसरवानी, स्पोर्टस प्रभारी श्री अरविंद शेरवालिया मुख्य रूप से उपस्थित रहे।

 

 

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CBSE Chairman meets principals on Mandatory Disclosure

CBSE Chairman Shri R.K.Chaturvedi,IAS

CBSE Chairman Shri R.K.Chaturvedi,IAS

In a recent interaction with the CBSE Chairman Shri R.K.Chaturvedi , IAS it was enlightening that the new chief is democratic to the level that he interacts , discuss and address the issues faced by CBSE schools of rural area / C tier cities. CBSE Chief called a meeting with some principals of Meerut and adjoining areas and discussed over some issues and took an immediate decision for the betterment of all stakeholders of schools.

For the Mandatory disclosure details with CBSE and School website, when discussed he appreciated the concerns and decided to decrease the number of details required. Some schools have approached the Honourable high court for mandatory disclosure form. He also mentioned that schools can come and share their views/concerns and we are ready to address and solve them. He also mentioned Mandatory disclosure with enable CBSE examination team to have GPS coordinates of schools and students will be allocated schools 5 km from their houses for examination centres. Now examination system will be more transparent as good schools will automatically get a chance to become examination centre with this Mandatory disclosure also schools not performing well will automatically be removed from being an examination center . On the fields like details of all teaching staff he agreed on entering grades and scales of teachers as some schools mentioned for unhealthy practices might prevail if salaries are disclosed. He also mentioned and agreed on FEE V/s salary and salary differences in A , B and C class cities.

CBSE Chairman is quality oriented and with his rich experience in various administrative jobs at Madhya pradesh and Central government he wish to transform all CBSE schools with effective quality management systems.

He mentioned students have all rights to get clean drinking water and separate hygienic toilets for boys and girls which schools need to immediately make provisions and mention the same in Mandatory disclosure .The form is not threatening but a facility to make a better systems for all stakeholders .

New mandatory disclosure form comfortable to schools will be uploaded on CBSE website soon.

Some schools also mentioned and requested for the subject change in XII class, principals mentioned that some students face difficulty with some subjects on which CBSE Chairman immediately ordered Mr. Manoj Shrivastava , Joint Secretary Academics  to look into it and students been given chance to change the subjects from XI to XII class.

This is for the first time in CBSE board history that rural schools have been heard and solutions been given immediately.

On X boards CBSE chairman awaits the feedback of more schools to take a final call.

In the coming years CBSE will  become more IT enabled , transparent and effective board which will again take indian education system on the top of the world.

CBSE Chairman praised his team primarily Dr. Antrish Johri, Director IT for the IT developments in transparency and effectiveness of Examination systems, Mr. Manoj Shrivastava who has returned after successfully creating RO Dehradun office and being very instrumental in the latest and current changes in CBSE, Neha Sharma , B. Saha and others.

Vishal Jain
Editor
School of Educators and www.meerut.com

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CBSE likely to make ‘optional’ Class 10 board exam ‘mandatory’ again

Students appear for the Class 10 board exam in Indore, on March 2, 2016. (Arun Mondhe / HT Photo)

The “optional” class 10 board exam is likely to become “mandatory” again.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) may set the questions for the Class 10 final exam for all its affiliated schools, reverting to a system that was in place till six years ago.

The Union human resource development minister will discuss the Class 10 board exam with the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), the highest advisory body for the Centre and state governments on education, at a meeting on Tuesday.

“We have representation from a number of states and other representatives because the board exam is still optional in CBSE schools. A broad consensus on it already exists, but a final decision will be taken in the CABE meeting,” said Mahendra Nath Pandey, junior minister in the HRD ministry.

The CBSE, which runs more than 18,000 schools, offered in 2011 a choice to students to opt for the board examination or school assessment. Approximately 13,000 private schools across the country are affiliated to the board.

Many students preferred the second option for their class 10 finals as the general perception is that schools set easier questions for better overall results.

 Making the board exam optional has been a subject of debate as the class 10 final is often considered the stepping stone to higher education. Every student had to sit for the class 10 board exam before the school-based system was introduced.

A little less than 1.5 million students registered for either the boards or school-based class 10 finals in 2016, of whom 1.4 million passed, CBSE data reveal.

The HRD ministry could also take up a debate over the no-detention policy , in which students up to class 8 are not detained in the same class even if they don’t do well.

“States are concerned over the quality and a decision is likely over this, too,” minister Pandey said.

The ministry might offer each state the option to decide on the no-detention policy.

A CABE sub-committee has been deliberating on this policy. The advisory board, comprising education ministers of all states and central ministers, will discuss the issue on October 25.

Class X board on CBSE talks table

INDORE: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) plans to incorporate skill development in its academic curriculum and this will be the important matter of discussion during the CBSE’s national conference scheduled to begin from October 21 in Raipur.

School principals and representatives from Indore are also gearing up for the event.

Apart from skill development, they are expecting important decisions by the board after the conference.

Speculation of CBSE thinking of scrapping the school-based examination for Class 10 and making board exams compulsory have flooded in after the board has started reviewing the system. “The large scale public examination system suits the Indian format of competitive academic environment. During the conference things such as these might be discussed,” said Indore Sahodaya Group of CBSE Schools’ chairperson Manoj Bajpai.

Discussions on the main theme “skill development” will also play a vital role in developing the next curriculum for the students.

 “Skill based education is expected to be a part of the reformed curriculum next year after this national conference. The board will also get inputs for developing the new education policy. The exam patterns will also be discussed,” said CBSE helpline member Jaydeb Kar.
However, many principals from the city agreed that the CCE pattern is good and helps in overall development of students, but it needs to be reformed and through discussions with stakeholders such important matters can be resolved.

CBSE exam forms will now be verified by parents of students

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), from this year, has started the process of getting examination forms of Class X and XII verified by parents of students, in order to avoid mistakes like name spellings and date of birth.

According to officials in CBSE, this step has been taken to minimise the error in vital details, if not completely avoid it. Every year, CBSE gets thousands of cases where parents put in requests to change either the spelling of name or date of birth of a student.

“We want to minimise the mistakes as much as possible from this year. Which is why, before filling the forms now, we are going to send a list of candidates (LOC) containing all the vital information to candidates, so that they can take it home and get it verified by their parents,” a senior official in CBSE said.

Since the process this year has already started, the schools have sent LOCs to students and the changes, if any, will be kept with the board, to be updated later.

The decision was taken in the last meeting of CBSE officials, where they also recommended amendment in examination by-laws.

“So far, the teachers had been filling according to the information available with them in the school records. But we have had many instances of parents asking us to change the information. This initiative will change this,” the official added.

“This is something which is avoidable, if we take extra care. Class 10th and 12th documents are used at a lot of places and this effort will be one for the public benefit,”

CBSE may split school fee structure into ‘basic’ and ‘premium’

 Concerned over private schools across the country hiking their fees, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is looking at ways to make the educational institutions segregate the amount into basic and premium components.

Sources said while the first component would be paid by all students, the premium part would apply only to those opting for specific extra-curricular facilities. A CBSE panel instituted to overhaul the ground rules for granting affiliation to schools is expected to make this recommendation.

Once the CBSE governing body accepts the change, the rule would be applicable to upcoming schools as well as the 18,000 existing ones.

“The two-tier fee structure will enable those who can’t afford the steep fees to opt for only the basic component – which covers tuition charges and bare necessities. Facilities such as horse-riding and swimming can be made optional and charged separately as the premium fee,” a CBSE official said.

The point, he clarified, was to separate the academic and extra-curricular aspects of the schools – so not everybody was charged for every facility. The board has been receiving complaints about schools charging exorbitant fees. Over 80% of the respondents in a survey recently conducted by LocalCircles, a citizen engagement platform, demanded high school fees be regulated.

Chanda Sarma, the mother of a Class I student in a Delhi school, voiced her approval. “There’s no reason why a parent should not have the right to decide,” she said.

However, not everybody was convinced. “This will create a divide within the class… Legally, socially as well as practically, it is not feasible,” said Khagesh B Jha, coordinator of the All-India Parents Association.

CBSE eases process to get lost papers

NEW DELHI: The new certification system of CBSE will not only benefit its present but also past students within the country and abroad.

The board will do away with multiple layers of the present application process and provide a much faster and low-cost system.

People will no more have to travel or courier drafts and applications to get lost or misplaced certificates or other documents. “One can now apply for the certificate in any regional offices,” said R K Chaturvedi, chairman of the board.

In case of urgent requirement, one can download the documents from the digital locker, which was introduced this year with the batch 2015-16, he added.

The board, in a phased manner, will put out certificates of previous years online that will be accessible to all. “It will have digitally verified signature, which will be as good as a true copy. There will be PKI encrypted QR code, which is the safety mechanism against tampering,” the chairman added.

CBSE is even planning to bring down the cost of the duplicate certificate and introduce an online payment mode. Another major step underway is to ease the process of authentication. Any organisation seeking verification of marks or certificates or even date of birth will be able to do so. All they need to do is to register online. Candidates will get updates on the status via email/ SMS or both.

CBSE to review affiliation by-laws

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has set the ball rolling to check the commercialisation of education and is mulling the idea of placing a cap on the maximum fees a school can charge for providing education.

The CBSE has set up a committee to review its affiliation bye-laws so as to enable it to combat rampant commercialisation. The committee is expected to make its recommendations within a month.

On its agenda, among other points, is the need to recommend appropriate means to control commercialisation of education.

‘Upper cap on fees’

“There will be discussions on fixing an upper cap on the fees charged by any school affiliated to the CBSE,” said a well-placed source. Over the decades, there have been concerns among parents across the country about hikes in school fees.

The CBSE has been mulling the updating of its by-laws for some time now.

At a workshop on inclusive education organised by the institution late in August, CBSE chairman Rajesh Chaturvedi had told journalists: “We will work to update our bye-laws to better tune them to government policies that affect education to ensure better regulation and compliance.”

Officials then had said that while in the past disabled children often had to attend special schools, the CBSE was trying to ensure that schools develop the infrastructure to cater to children with special needs by making its by-laws fully compatible with disability laws.

CBSE warns schools against ‘CBSE Sports Welfare Organization’

Nagpur: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has warned schools against sending their students to sports competitions under the banner of CBSE  Sports Welfare Organization (CSWO), saying that the latter does not represent the board. The stern letter sent by CBSE joint secretary Joseph Emmanuel mentioned that the board is not affiliated to School Games Federation of India (SGFI) and sending students to their competitions under the CSWO banner is to be done ‘at the school’s own discretion and risk’.

The letter clarifies that ‘one of the units of SGFI titled as CBSE Sports Welfare Organisation at Agra, Uttar Pradesh, doesn’t represent the CBSE, Delhi at SGFI games”. While in SGFI the affiliated units are mainly state directorates, many CBSE schools are sending their students through CSWO. While the CBSE has openly raised objections against CSWO using the board’s name, no action has been taken. A source in the central board said there is a ‘lack of bureaucratic will’ to act against SGFI and CSWO.

 The first face-off between CBSE and SGFI started in January 2013, when the then chairman Vineet Joshi wrote a letter to SGFI. A noticeably upset Joshi wrote “as on date, CBSE has not sought any affiliation with SGFI and hence it is a matter of serious concern as to how teams are being permitted to participate in SGFI organized sports and games competitions by using the CBSE name”. Joshi further wrote that “if any organization had approached SGFI for participation in its sports and games competitions using CBSE name, the authenticity of it could have been verified from the Board before granting any permission”. He ended the letter by saying that all organizations using the CBSE name “must immediately be disallowed”.

Starting this year the CBSE is introducing ‘inclusive swimming’ as a category in its annual sports competition for students with varying cognitive abilities. The board will release a detailed note on who exactly will be eligible and the format for it by Monday evening. These details will be put online at the sports portal. CBSE has decided that the national level competition for this category will be held in Bhopal between Nov 15-18