New Delhi: The Ministry of Education announced significant reforms to the education system on Wednesday, aligned with the New Education Policy (NEP), and announced the development of new textbooks scheduled for the 2024 academic session. This transformative curriculum overhaul was introduced by the Ministry of Education.
Under the fresh guidelines, students in Classes 11 and 12 are now required to engage with two languages in their studies and at least one of them must be Indian .
In a bid to revamp the examination process and alleviate the pressure associated with high-stakes assessments, the ministry has decided to administer board exams twice annually. Notably, students will have the liberty to retain their best score out of the two attempts.
This move marks a departure from the current system that heavily relies on extensive coaching and rote memorization. Instead, the revised exam format will emphasize evaluating the comprehension and attainment of competencies.
The updated curriculum framework also brings flexibility to the subject selection process during the 11th and 12th grades. Unlike the previous structure that confined students to distinct streams like arts, science, and commerce, the new approach permits students to choose a broader range of subjects in accordance with their interests and aspirations.
Furthermore, the revamped framework advocates against the conventional practice of covering textbooks within the classroom. It highlights the need to optimize textbook costs for students.