Monday, December 8, 2014

CBSE Helpline new timings: 9 am to 5 pm

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has always strived to make examinations less stressful for the students and they continue with this attempt by maintaining their toll-free helpline number: 1800-11-8002. In addition to providing help for students appearing in Class 10th and Class 12th board exams, aspirants appearing for the JEE Mains exam and CTET exam, both conducted by CBSE can also avail the free CBSE helpline facility. The free helpline is available 7 days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM. 

A big step undertaken by CBSE for Class 11th and Class 12th exams will be launched with this year's March 2014 exams. The formulas for the various subjects will be included in the respective question paper itself, in an aim to reduce pressure of rote learning on the students. Subject Committees have been set up by CBSE to create the new style of question papers where important formulae will be included. This new pattern is designed to encourage the students to use their analytical skills and understanding of the subject to solve more application based questions. The new changes will be implemented for Class 11th in the academic session 2014-2015 and by 2015-2016 for Class 12th. 

Another new endeavor by CBSE to improve the examination experience for students is the system of Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA). The OTBA pattern will be available for all subjects in Class 9th and 3 subjects in Class 11th for the March 2014 exams, and all subjects for Class 10th and selected subjects for Class 12th by March 2015 exams. The OTBA pattern again focuses on removing the importance of rote learning and encouraging application based learning. Under the Open Text Based Assessment, students will be provided with study material during the exam itself which they will use to answer application based questions. Samples of study material are being provided to students of Class 9th and Class 11th so they are able to understand the new style beforehand. 

Important phone numbers

General Enquiry: 91-11-22509256/59
JEE (Mains) Enquiry: 8506061071/78
CBSE Helpline Number: 1800-11-8002

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