New Delhi: The Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) has said that students who didn’t have Mathematics as a standard paper in Class X can still opt for that subject in Class XI — only for the current academic year.
According to an NDTV report, the Board has instructed school heads to make sure that such students have the aptitude and ability to pursue Mathematics in Class XI.
“This exemption is being given as a one-time measure to facilitate the present batch of students,” the Board said.
With educational institutions being closed for four-and-a-half months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CBSE is behind schedule in conducting compartmental exams. Therefore, the Board has decided to relax eligibility criteria taking up Mathematics in Class XI.
As per rules, students who wish to take up Mathematics in Class XI and XII, need to pass the Mathematics Standard paper in Class X. Others can take Mathematics Basic paper in Class XI. The two papers differ in level of difficulty.
This new concept came into being in 2019 so as not to burden those who do not wish to pursue Mathematics in higher classes.
In case students change their mind and wish to take Mathematics in Class XI, they can clear the Standard paper of Class X Mathematics by appearing in the compartment exam.