JAIPUR: The government will reintroduce compulsory class X board examination for CBSE schools from the 2017-18 academic year, Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.
In an informal conversation with reporters after a meeting with the Rajasthan Education Minister, he informed about the decision to re-introduce class X board examination.
Javadekar also said state governments will be given authority to reintroduce class V and VIII board examinations, a proposal for which will be tabled in the Cabinet and then in Parliament.
“The decision to conduct class V and VIII board examinations will be left with the state,” Javadekar said.
The main focus of HRD Ministry is on improving the quality of school education, specifically of government schools, he said.