IITs to come under Single Engineering Entrance Exam from 2018

The ministry has decided to conduct single engineering entrance test every year and it will be designed in a way that the linguistic diversity of the country is taken into consideration

IITs to come under Single Engineering Entrance Exam

IITs to come under Single Engineering Entrance Exam

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On the lines of NEET-examination, a single engineering entrance examinations will be conducted for admission into engineering colleges from the academic year 2018-19.

It is learnt that the coveted IITs, for which a nationwide competitive examinations are held, may also be brought in under the ambit of the new test.

HRD sets stage for one engineering entrance exam:

The HRD ministry has recently asked the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to explain and mention suitable norms for holding such an exercise.

The HRD ministry has told the AICTE that the proposal is in line with the government’s policy and it could incorporate suitable regulations to enable the holding of such a test, sources said.

The AICTE, oversees the aspects related to technical education in the country, had discussed at a recent meeting proposal for having a single entrance test for engineering colleges for undergraduate courses

Single Engineering Entrance Exam to be conducted multiple times every year:

The ministry has taken this decision to bring in greater transparency, maintain higher standards and also try to ensure that students are saved from the burden of taking too many tests, the sources said. The ministry is also in favour of seeking constructive suggestions from states and Deemed Universities for the successful holding of such a test, they added.

It has also been decided that the single entrance test would be conducted multiple times every year and it will be designed in a way that the linguistic diversity of the country is taken into consideration, the sources said.

A common NEET exam for admission to medical colleges already exists, but there are a number of exams for entrance into engineering colleges.


CBSE Class 10 board exams are compulsory again from 2018

CBSE Class 10 board exams are compulsory again from 2018

CBSE to reintroduce compulsory Class 10 board examination from 2018.

CBSE Class 10 board exams are compulsory again from 2018

CBSE Class 10 board exams are compulsory again from 2018

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The long awaited decision on return of Class 10 board examination has finally arrived.

During the informal conversation with media, the government finally gave nod to reintroduce compulsory Class 10 board examination from the academic session 2017-18.

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar after meeting the Rajasthan Education Minister, informed about the decision to re-introduce board examination.

Why are Class 10 board exams important?

Scrapping the exam affected academic standards as it let off students with far less academic growth than before.

Announcement on Class 5 and Class 8 board examinations:

  • Meanwhile, Javadekar also said that the state governments will be given full freedom to reintroduce Class 5 and 8 board examinations
  • For this, a proposal will be tabled in the cabinet and then in Parliament
  • “The decision to conduct Class 5 and 8 board examinations will be left with the state,” Javadekar added

Furthermore, the HRD minister said the main focal point ofthe ministry is to improving the quality of school education, specifically in government schools, he said.

Education status in Rajasthan:

  • While admiring the education initiatives taken in school in Rajasthan, Prakash Javadekar said that there has been a visible improvement in the quality of education in government schools in the state
  • Now, the state has scrapped the remark which was 25 years ago called “Bimaru”
  • Till now, about 15 lakh candidates have enrolled in government schools with Utkarsh Adarsh schools being opened at panchayat level
  • Meanwhile, askingĀ  the minister to comment on the suicide by several students preparing for IITJEE at coaching institutes of Kota, Javadekar said a website ‘IIT-PAL’ will be introduced for free of cost to give them study material and guidance by experts

While concluding the statement, Javedkar said, Narendra Modi-led government is working to improve academic standards and wants the curiosity among students to grow with education.


CBSE Class 10 board exams may return in 2018: Discussion to be held today

CBSE Class 10 Board Exams

After making Class 10 boards optional in 2010, CBSE may reintroduce them from 2018. HRD Minister Prakash Javedekar will discuss the matter with the education ministers of states and central minsters today, October 25.

Speaking to India Today Education, Ruchika Chhabra, Counsellor from Ramjas School said, “It’s a good start again for education system schools children. Mass failure will reduced in class 9. It is a hope that children will start taking studies more seriously. Their attitude and seriousness will bring a drastic changes in positive way. I wish good luck to all.”

Whereas Gautam Narang, a teacher of coaching institute said, “CCE pattern is the worst pattern as it pressurises students. Class 10 boards are the best way to check a person’s capability as it is completely anonymous. It also helps the children to get prepared or you can say a practice for their class 12 boards. I have seen those students who did not give class 10 boards were too scared to give boards in 12 which almost lead them to a nervous breakdown. All in all having class 10 boards is the best thing our education ministry can gift us back this new year.”

Here are some reasons for the reintroduction of Class 10 board exams:

  • Number of drop-outs has reduced
  • Scrapping away the exam affected the academic standards

Introducing no-detention policy:

As per the reports, the education minster will also announce ‘no-detention’ policy, wherein students will be promoted to class 5.

Thereafter, the states can devise this alternative till class 8. If a student fails, the opportunity of a ‘re-test’ should be given to them.

Also, the Board has decided to discontinue the re-evaluation of answer scripts. To read more on this, click here.

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