Seeing that students are not ready for the board exams, the Delhi government is seeking a relaxation of two years from Central Board of Secondary Education for making the class 10 board exam compulsory.
CBSE announced that class 10 board exams will be mandatory again from the next academic session. This step was taken after optional tests and promotion policy received criticism as the knowledge level of students begin to drop down.
The Director of Education has written to CBSE and said "If the new rules are implemented, the students presently in classes 9 and 8 will face the first and second editions of the compulsory examination in 2018 and 2019."
Senior DOE official views on the same
"The students have gone through varied experiments such as the no-detention policy and Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE). As the compulsory board exams will require them to study the entire syllabus for the annual exam, they may find it difficult as they haven't been prepared that way," a senior DoE official said.
"We have asked for a breather and suggested that the semester system continues for the two years so the students will study half syllabus in two different parts," the official added.