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HRD Ministry forms panel to examine CBSE’s exam conduct process

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Mains Paper 2: Governance | Issues relating to development & management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Mains level: Rising instances of exam paper leaks and ways to curb them


Panel to suggest reforms in the CBSE exams process

  1. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has set up a “high-powered committee” to examine the process by which the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts examinations
  2. The panel will also suggest measures to make the process “secure and foolproof through the use of technology”
  3. The development comes amid criticism over the conduct of the CBSE exams, following reports of leaks

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Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

  1. CBSE is a national level board of education in India for public and private schools, controlled and managed by Union Government of India
  2. CBSE affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools and most of the schools approved by central government of India
  3. CBSE has asked all schools affiliated to follow only NCERT curriculum
  4. CBSE conducts the final examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 every year
  5. Currently, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE) Exam, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Central Teacher Eligibility Test (twice a year) UGC’s National Eligibility Test (twice a year) and the entrance test for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas
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