CBSE to include PISA type questions in board exams: MHRD Director

Chandigarh: During his visit, Rajnish Kumar, director of the MHRD, on Monday shared that with every passing year, the  CBSE  was going to increase the percentage of questions asked as per the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) in the board exams. He was here to see the progress in improvement of quality education in the UT Chandigarh which will be participating in PISA 2021

“This year, 10% questions will be PISA type in the CBSE board exams,” he said.

Talking about how much children have progressed in learning outcomes; he shared that children had reached Level II and III as per PISA which has six proficiency levels.

He said the aim of the MHRD was not PISA 2021 alone, children were to be prepared for other cycles of PISA as well. Therefore, a gradual change in the education system was being brought across the country to improve the quality of education.

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Kumar further shared that the MHRD was going to launch a learning outcome-based mobile application for quality improvement which will not only assess and keep a track on children’s academic growth, but will also give measures to teachers on how to make children learn concepts they are not understanding with the help of in-built artificial intelligence.

He said PISA was not a competition, but a survey to see where we could improve. He said PISA would bring about a much-needed change in the classroom learning by incorporating real life competencies. “PISA will ensure that children are exposed to the best of education practices,” he added.

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