CBSE: Physical education to be made compulsory for Class 10 students

After the decision of reintroducing the Class 10 board exams was announced, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released its guidelines to assess students after the same. According to the instructions issued, yoga, martial arts, NCC and sports will be a compulsory part of the curriculum of Class 10 - subjects in which students will be graded, but it won't be a part of their overall assessment.

Importance of sports and yoga:

According to NDTV report, "Indigenous sports, yoga and NCC must be encouraged in the schools creating a sense of physical fitness, discipline, sportsmanship, patriotism, self-sacrifice and health care," read the notification, which has been sent to the Heads of Schools affiliated to the board.

"These activities will be graded on a 5-point grading scale (A to E) and will have no descriptive indicators," the notification further said. The students will be graded by the physical education teacher concerned.

The Physical Education, the notification however said, will be included in the marksheet, but will not have an impact on the overall assessment of the child.

What does the new model say?

Around 20 per cent of the assessment will be internal and the rest through the board-organised examination. Students need to get 33 per cent marks in each evaluation to pass in any subject.

The notification said the students should be provided with the opportunity to get professionally trained in their area of interest and regular timings should be allotted for these classes.

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