CBSE board has refused to make any changes in class X and XII board datesheet 2018. The board said schedule has been prepared considering many factors.
15 January 2018: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the datesheet for class X and XII on 10 January. Student, parents and teachers have not reacted in a good way. They have demanded the board to make some changes in the schedule as there is less or no preparation time between the exams.
However, in response to this, the board has refused to make any changes in the datesheet of class X and class 12 examinations. As per CBSE officials, the schedule for class XII board was prepared after considering a number of factors including competitive exams.
Concerns related to Class XII Schedule
- The history exam is scheduled on 20 March followed by Mathematics exam on 21 March. This raises concerns about preparation causing stress among students.
- For humanities stream, three exams are scheduled without any break –
- 5 April – Psychology
- 6 April – Political Science
- 7 April – Legal Studies
And, Physical education exam is scheduled on 9 April after only a day’s gap.
According to Saumya Gupta, a class XII student (Humanities), the date sheet is not well-balanced because some papers have no gaps while other have too much gap.
Ashok Pandey, the principal of Delhi’s Ahlcon International School, has also raised his concerns saying that students need to relax between two exams.
- JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is scheduled on 8 April, a day before the Physical education exam which is another concern of students, parents and teachers.
What the CBSE Board said?
According to a board official;"There are around 200 subjects out of which students can have any combination. Students have such subject combination that science students take up one from the humanities and commerce subjects and vice-versa. So, no matter how much we try some subjects might not get as many gap days as others."
According to another CBSE official, schedulers have prepared the date sheet in such a way that exams all the 200 subjects are conducted before the first week of April as competitive exams will start after that.