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					Latest Developments in the CBSE System

CBSE is a distinguished and nationally recognized board in our country. It has set
excellent standards for education in our country. It started way back in the 1950’s and has
developed into an extremely successful educational board in India. The Central Board of
Secondary Education has evolved remarkably in the past few years. It makes a sincere
effort to impart a common education in our diverse country. CBSE has been following its
rules and regulations established at the start but have also kept on developing with time.
One of the finest examples of the continuous development and growth of the CBSE
system is the introduction of the grading system. It has also introduced the financial
management course which was recently started from the academic year 2008.

With the implementation of the CCE, in class IX and above, our education system has
moved on to an absolutely new level. CCE or the Continuous & Comprehensive
Education has made revolutionary changes in our country’s educational system.
According to this system, schools under the CBSE board are now following a summative
and formative pattern of assessment. These formative assessments will be calculated
through quizzes, conversations, interviews, oral testing, visual testing, projects, practical
and assignments.

CBSE has recently announced to conduct an aptitude and interest assessment SGAI on
January, 2012. This aptitude test has been especially designed for class X students who
are studying in CBSE affiliated schools all over the world. It is a special assessment tool
which is offered to the students as an optional activity. The ever first edition of CBSE
Students Global Aptitude Index (SGAI) was successfully conducted on 22nd January
2011. There were approximately 212466 students from 3225 CBSE affiliated schools
who took this assessment. There were 3134 schools in India and 91 schools outside India.

The SGAI stands for Students Global Aptitude Index. A student appears for a simple
paper and pencil indicator having multiple choice items. The total duration of the CBSE
SGAI is about 2-2.5 hours. Efforts are on to make the assessment online very soon.

The CBSE assessment test SGAI is designed for the students of Secondary classes. This
has been formulated to synchronize with adolescence and beginning of career concepts
and planning. It acts as a guide to help the child work towards his future. Opposed to the
conventional aptitude tests, this test would help by indicating the subject orientations of
students at class XII level. It will also help by empowering the student with self-
knowledge in terms of aptitude and interest. Thus, the child would be able to make
informed subject choices in his educational career.

Another new move by the CBSE board is to conduct the National Informatics Olympiad
in collaboration with the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science
(IARCS), Mumbai, across the country and abroad. This examination would be conducted
in two stages. Students from classes VII to XII studying in various CBSE affiliated
schools and other schools as well, all over the country as well as abroad would be eligible
for participation.

The first stage examination consisting of the Zonal Informatics Olympiad will be held on
Saturday November 19, 2011 between 10.00 am and 01.00 pm. The examination will be a
written examination to test the aptitude of the students, their logical competence,
problem-solving skills and critical thinking.

Question papers from previous years and other training details are available at the
National Informatics Olympiad website. But the CBSE has stated on their website that
they will not reimburse expenses incurred by the School on travel, accommodation etc. of
the students to participate in the First Stage of the Olympiad.

The CBSE board has also awakened to the need to train its teachers and impart modern
day teaching practices to them. This really helps the teachers to understand their students
in a better manner. Thus, the teachers learn the values beforehand that they need to teach
to their students.

The Central Board of Secondary Education is the oldest educational board in our country.
It has evolved and grown with the passage of time. It makes its best efforts towards
providing the best education and values to the new generation of our country. The results
of the recent reforms implemented in the CBSE system are visible from the first result
onwards. CBSE has continued to do wonders for students over the years across the nation
and abroad as well. It keeps them updated with the latest changes and advancements in
the world around them. And the recent changes in the CBSE education system are
remarkable and worth appreciation.

				
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