Following the recommendations of 24 states, the government is now planning to bring the bill in Parliament, which will start the exams in classes 5 and 8 again.
"We are bringing a bill to have examinations for classes 5 and 8 and I hope you will give your support to this bill," HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told members in the Rajya Sabha during Question Hour.
He further told that the proposed bill have the scope of giving a chance to the students who failed to clear the exams in March. Their re-test will be hold in the month of May.
He also made it clear that the central law, when brought, will not be made compulsory and the final decision will rest on the shoulders of the respective state governments whether to hold or not such exams for the students of class 5 and 8.
However, 24 states are already in the favor of the exams.
In a reply to the question he further admitted that the dropout rate in government schools have increased in comparison to the private schools.
"Yes, the truth is that there is a fall in the levels of government schools and the people have started getting attracted towards private schools," he said.
In his written reply to the question, he said, "the dropout rate of students is higher in government than in private schools. The dropout rate is nearly half in private schools in comparison to the government schools."
He further pointed that the real problem lies in the class 9 because there are no exams till class 8.
He further cited that states like Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are making the efforts to check the dropout rate and to make the education informative and interesting.