As CBSE remodeled its assessment scheme, the students of class 10 from next academic session will now have to study six instead of 5 subjects. At present, the students of class 10 have to study five subjects which include two languages, social science, mathematics and science.
Students also have a choice of studying the vocational subject which CBSE also scraped from next year due to less number of takers for class 12.
CBSE has remodeled its assessment scheme for class 10 examinations for the schools which offers vocational subject as compulsory under the National Skills Qualification Frameworks (NSQF)
"If a candidate fails to pass in any one of the three elective subjects --science, social science, mathematics, then it will be replaced by the vocational subject (offered as sixth additional subject)," a CBSE circular said.
"The board exam result will be computed accordingly. However, if a candidate desires to reappear for the failed subject they can appear in the compartment examination," it added.
For the sixth subject, CBSE has provided the students with 13 choices Dynamics of Retailing, Information Technology, Security, Automobile Technology, Introduction to Financial Market, Introduction to Tourism, Beauty and Wellness, Basic Agriculture, Food Production, Front Office Operations, Banking and Insurance, Marketing and Sales, and Health Care Services..
The maximum marks for these subjects will be 100 out which the board exam will carry 50 marks and the rest marks are assigned to internal assessment or practical whatever is applicable.
In order to pass the exam the student will have to score minimum 33 percent marks in both board exam and practical exam.