HRD to soon take call on compulsory CBSE class X board exam, says Prakash Javadekar

NEW DELHI: The Union HRD ministry will soon take a call on whether the Class X board examination should be made compulsory for students of CBSE schools.
Speaking to reporters after the 64th CABE meeting on Tuesday, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that many state boards are already conducting Class X exams.
“Since the matter relates to Class X exams for CBSE, which comes under the HRD ministry, we will soon take a decision in this regard separately,” Javadekar said when asked if any decision related to Class X board exams was taken today.
There were reports that a decision regarding the compulsory CBSE Class X board examinations, which was scrapped in 2010 in order to reduce pressure on students, is likely to be reintroduced.

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