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3 languages for CBSE Class-X board examination not compulsory before 2019-20

The CBSE’s Proposal To Make Mandatory Three Languages For Class-X Board Examination Is Not Likely To Be Implemented Till 2019-20 Academic Year, A Senior Official Said On Friday.

PTI | Updated on: 03 Feb 2017, 08:32:59 PM

New Delhi:

The CBSE’s proposal to make mandatory three languages for Class-X board examination is not likely to be implemented till 2019-20 academic year, a senior official said on Friday.

The CBSE had in December sent the proposed formula for secondary education to MHRD, according to which the students taking Class-X board exams will have to study three languages, including English as main subjects.

At present, the formula is applicable only till class 8 in CBSE schools and Class X students study two languages, including English.

“The proposal will not apply for batches taking the Class X board exams till 2019-20 because the government does not want to disturb students already following the current scheme,” a senior official said.

Under the new plan, a student would have to take up two Indian languages listed in Schedule-VIII. The third language would be English.

All three languages would be main subjects in the Class X board exams. Students can study a foreign language, or a non-listed Indian language, as an additional subject, which will be non-qualifying in nature. 

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First Published : 03 Feb 2017, 08:27:00 PM