The education department of Bihar named Bihar State Education Board(BSEB) has recently announced that the upcoming board exams for class 12th from 2018 onwards will be conducted without any difference of Arts or Commerce streams. The regulation will be implemented for the CBSE and ICSE boards along with the BSEB governed schools too.
The Chairman of BSEB Anand Kishore recently announced that the Bihar Government had recently given the permission to scrap away the old education system and implement the new pattern from 2018 onwards. He said the plan is waiting for a final approval from the Bihar Government and the regulation of the new system will soon be effective. The new course for the new educational system will be prepared by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT).
The Chairman further specified that there will be 19 optional subjects and the candidates will be eligible to choose the subjects from the various streams and create the right combination for themselves. To illustrate this it can be said that the student can study a science subject like Physics with an Arts subject like History simultaneously. The process for the digital evaluation of the answer keys of 10th and 12th Standard will be soon applied. Bar coding system will also be soon applied which will enable more openness and clarity.
As per the Chairman the introduction of such measures will prevent the use of unfair means in the exams and make students more studies oriented. The recruitment of Chief Secrecy Officers, Deputy Chief Secrecy Officers and Secrecy Officers will be done to regulate this process.
Here it can be commented that these steps are being taken in the wake of the recent scandals in the BSEB which were unearthed by the media.