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Morals get 5% share in Board exam subjects

Jun 26, 2012, 04.44PM IST by Shiksha

 

Value education gets 5% share in Board exam subjectsThe Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exams will now carry 5% marks for value education integrated in every core subject paper of Class X and XII.

 

As a result of this decision by CBSE, students will now answer questions related to morals and values also while writing their Maths, Science and other papers. Value education will not be a separate subject.

 

According to a member of the CBSE governing board, CBSE will finalize everything in a month's time.

 

The initiative has attracted mixed reactions from students and teachers. Some suggest that instead of adopting a theoretical approach to value education, a practical orientation by way of taking students to old age homes or rural areas would be more effective. There are others wondering about the rationale behind allocating 5 marks in every paper to evaluate values of a student. Read more

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