HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has given signals that a
resolution is soon going to be passed for making the Class X boards examination
compulsory for all the students from the coming academic session i.e. 2017-18.
“The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) board would
be meeting at the end of this month to finalise the same”, told the minister to
The minister added that “I am confident that from the coming
academic year i.e. 2017-18 the class X board exams would be made compulsory, as
the board of CBSE is meeting this month and they surely will pass the
The ministry is also working on the amendment of Right to
Education (RTE) Act and the proposal would be put forth to the cabinet.
The minister added that it is quite unfair that millions of
the students across the country are taking various examinations and a few were
Under the present RTE Act a student can choose for Class X
board examination or school based internal examinations.
act also says no detention till class eighth.