Class 10 Board Exam Compulsory: HRD Ministry. The government will restart class 10 board examinations for CBSE Schools from the next academic year 2017-18, Union HRD Minister Prakash Jawadekar said on Monday. In an informal conversation with media reporters after a meeting with the Rajasthan Education Minister, he informed about the decision to restart class 10 board examination. Javadekar also said that’s the state governments will also have the authority to restart class 5 and class 8 board examinations, a proposal for which will be tabled in the Cabinet and then in Parliament.
"The decision to conduct class 5 and class 8 board examinations will be left with the state," Javadekar said. The main focus of HRD ministry is to improve the quality of school education, specifically of government schools, he said.
Praising the initiatives taken in school education sector in Rajasthan, Javadekar said much improvement in the quality of education in government schools have been brought in the state, which was 25 years ago called "Bimaru". He also informed that enrollment in the government school in Rajasthan has increased by 15 lakh where Utkarsh Adarsh schools have been opened at the panchayat level.
The government is working to improve the academic standard and wants the curiosity among students to grow with education, the Minister said. Asked about suicide by several students preparing for IITJEE at coaching institutes of Kota, Javadekar said a website IIT-PAL will be introduced for free of cost on which students will get facilities like study material, guidance by experts and discussion options.