Jalandhar (Punjab): The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to introduce an option of appearing in an easier Mathematics question paper for students of grades 9 to 12, who do not wish to pursue studies in the subject at the undergraduate and the postgradute levels.
The Board has sought the opinion of the principals and managements of schools affllitated to it from across the country in this regard. A final decision will be taken after considering the response.
From grade 9 onwards, the students will have the option to choose between basic and advanced mathematics paper. Students preparing for competitive exams like JEE can opt for the advanced version while those who want to write the NEET or AIIMS entrance examination can go for the basic one.
Will relieve burden
Ranbir Kaur, Principal of CJS Public School Jalandhar said that the decision will relieve the students of unnecessary burden. Sachin Gulati, a Mathematics teacher, said that the subject should not be optional for students of grade 9 and 10 though they may be allowed to go for an easier paper.