CBSE class X students can now select vocational study as sixth subject

PUBLISH DATE 30th June 2017

Class X students of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) can now opt for a vocational subject as the sixth subject under the remodelled assessment scheme of the board examination.

Under the revised scheme, if a student fails in any one of the three elective subjects (science, mathematics and social science), it will be replaced by the vocational subject. This was approved by the governing body on Thursday .

Post the restoration of the class X board exam and revision of the scheme of the exam, this is the first governing body meeting. The members also had a discussion on the moderation poli cy where CBSE chairperson R K Chaturvedi apprised the members about a committee being set up by the HRD ministry to work out the modalities, like common curriculum, examination and assessment schemes. But some of the members raised concern over whether all school education boards will come on board for a consensus.

The board, in March 2017, had discontinued the scheme of vocational subject as compulsory sixth subject under the national skill qualification framework and replaced it with a remodelled assessment scheme.

The governing body also approved the notification for restoration of the class X boards from the academic year 2017-18 and the first exam will be conducted in 2018.