Prakash Javadekar, minister of
HRD Affairs, says that the ministry is soon going to take a final call for
making the class X board exams compulsory.
The minister was addressing a
press conference post the 64th CABE (Central Advisory Board of
Education) meeting on Tuesday in New Delhi. Many state boards are already
conducting class X board examinations.
Class X board exams were scrapped
in the year 2010 to reduce pressure on
students. The exams can become compulsory soon. The compulsion of the exams
wouldn’t come into affect before next session, said the minister.
While the ministry is in favor of
making the examination a compulsion, the final decision would be made after
consultation with CBSE.
A presentation regarding making
the class X board exams compulsory was also made during the CABE meeting.