CBSE new rule: 6 day-working week for Class 6-Class 8

  The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has given school students of Class 6 to Class 8, a reason to worry. The Board has released a circular on curriculum updates for 2015-16 directing schools to remain open for six hours each day, for six days a week. However, the students of Class 5 will have a five-day functional school. Although the kids will be allowed an off, the teachers have been directed to remain in the school premises for an additional 1 hour and 20 minutes, six days a…

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CBSE Class 12 results: Girls outshine boys

      Reinforcing the trend, girls have yet again outshined the boys in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 exams 2015, the results of which have been declared today. Girls have recorded a pass percentage of 87.56 percent, while boys are a little behind them with a 77.77 percent. A total of 9,62,122 students appeared for the CBSE Class 12 examinations, out of which there were 4,25,651 boys and 3,63,171 girls who passed. Although, there were more boys who passed in comparison to the girls, the…

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CBSE plans to raise ratio of girls in engineering

The CBSE has launched Udaan, a project to mentor 1,000 (50% seats earmarked for students from SC/ST/ backward classes) girl students to compete for admission at premier engineering colleges. Free of cost, the project will provide a course in online/offline format for students of class XI and XII to help them prepare for the JEE. Science students from any board who have scored a minimum 70% in class X and 80% in science and math and 75% in physics, chemistry, and mathematics in class can apply. The last date for…

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