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CBSE 2 Levels of Mathematics: 8 Frequently Asked Questions and their Answers

There is only one option, either Mathematics-Standard or Mathematics-Basic, says CBSE

Wednesday January 30, 2019 11:14 PM, ummid.com News Network

CBSE Maths 02 Papers

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce Easier and Tough - two levels of examination in Mathematics for Class 10 students from 2020 onwards. The move is to cater to different kinds of learners.

However, students and parents are still not clear about the CBSE's latest move. To satiisfy them, the CBSE has released 08 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and their Answers on its official website.

FAQs on Two Levels of Mathematics

Q.1. What is the difference between the Standard Level and Basic Level of Mathematics in class X Board examination to be held in 2020?

Ans: The existing Mathematics examination is the Standard Level Examination. Standard-Level and Basic-level Question papers shall be based on the same syllabus. However the Standard-Level Mathematics assesses higher Mathematical abilities compared to Basic-Level. Accordingly, the difficulty level of the Mathematics – ‘Basic’ is less than that of Mathematics-‘Standard’.

Q.2. Are we increasing the burden on the child by introducing the concept of two Levels of Exams in Mathematics?

Ans: No, because the option to pick either Level is with the student. Further, the syllabus prescribed by CBSE will remain the same for both the levels.

Q.3. Will this lead to dilution of Mathematics syllabus/teaching?

Ans: No, the idea is to make the evaluation more students centric and reduce the pressure on the student who doesn’t want to pursue Mathematics after class X.

Q.4. Can a student opt for both Standard Level and Basic Level Exams?

Ans: No. There is only one option, either Mathematics-Standard or Mathematics-Basic.

Q.5. To continue Mathematics as a subject in class XI/XII and further, which Level Exam does a student need to pass?

Ans: Mathematics-Standard is to be passed at class X, for taking up Mathematics at Sr. Secondary level.

Q.6. If a student qualifies only the Mathematics-Basics in class X, can he/she opt for Mathematics in class XI/XII?

Ans: No. If he/she intends to take Mathematics in class XI/XII, he/she has to pass Mathematics-Standard.

Q.7. If a student has registered for the Basic Level Exam but wishes to appear for the Standard Level after declaration of result, can he/she do so?

Ans: Yes. He/She can appear in the Standard Level at the Compartment examination, if he/she wishes to do so after passing the Basic Mathematics Examination.

Q.8 How I can get the Sample Papers and Q.P designs of Standard Level and Basics level Mathematics papers?

Ans: Sample papers and Blue Print based on the curriculum for 2019-20 will be made available on www.cbseacademic.nic.in., in due course of time.

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