Questions on values for CBSE class XII exam
Class XI and XII students of Central Board of Secondary Education will be required to answer value based questions in their final examination from the academic session 2012-13. A decision to this effect has been taken months back and samples questions have been prepared. The questions will be for five marks in a paper of 100 marks and three to four marks in a question paper of 70-90 marks. This will be effective from the forthcoming final examinations - classes XI and XII - in 2013. The board exam in 2013 (class XII) will also have such questions. CBSE had requested all affiliated schools to make it a part of their assessment in class XI.
The Board has always been committed to make educational process inclusive of co-scholastic areas of Life Skills, Attitudes and Values, Sports and Games as well as Co-Curricular activities. Apart from various activities and publications in these areas, this is also evident from the emphasis laid on the holistic assessment of learners under the strengthening of CCE and School Based Assessment in 2009. The performance profiles circulated under CCE for the first time reflect values internalized by the students. It has been widely felt that our existing educational ecosystem needs to be further strengthened to deliver values enshrined in our Constitution. The curricula cutting across all subjects need to articulate values in explicit terms and the assessment schemes, at the same time, must reciprocate by assigning a weighting to value based items.
The Board has constantly been working in the area of value education and as a part of it had brought out Handbooks on Value Education for teachers. The Teachers Manual on Continuous and Comprehension Evaluation brought out by the CBSE in the year 2009 (revised in the year 2011) is also based on principles of equality and social justice, appreciation of cultural values, dignity of individuals, inclusion, environmental conservation and protection of heritage and national monuments, etc., interpreted within the constitution of India.
The Framework on `Education for Values in Schools’ brought out by the NCERT focuses on the environments in which the learners grow, live and also on future work environments by highlighting the interplay of different cultures. The framework intends to prepare students for living in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-religious country and to appreciate and respect diversity. Continuing with its efforts in the area of value education and in light of above framework, the Board has decided to follow an interdisciplinary approach in value education where values are intermingled with the content of all the major subjects in classes XI to XII .
The Board has also decided to assess students for 5 percent weighting in the major subjects (English, Hindi, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Accountancy, History, Geography, Business Studies,
Entrepreneurship and Economics) in classes XI and XII through questions which will be integrated with the content of the subject and analysed on the basis of the values it reflects. The questions will be for 5 marks in a question paper of 100 marks and 3-4 marks in a question paper of 70-90 marks. This will be effective from the final examinations in classes XI and XII. The Board Exam in 2013 for Classes XII will also have such questions. Schools have been requested to make it a part of their assessment in Grade XI. The modified Sample Question Papers in all major subjects of classes XI and XII will be available on the academic website and circulated to schools.
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