In a new step to curb rote learning, and to evaluate analytical and theoretical skills, CBSE has launched the Open Book Examinations for the students of IXth, Xth & XIth students from this year. Sources in local schools say that teachers of CBSE schools have already started preparing the students for the open book examination. They added that the board has already sent them the sample question papers expected answers. A teacher from one of the reputed schools in the city added that they have already started discussing the probable topics in the class rooms.
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However when Nagpur Today spoke to the parents of a few students of CBSE, they said that in this competitive world, open book will certainly relieve tension. But obsession with marks will continue to remain in the minds of parents and students. Since it is the only merit based result which the colleges are putting the cut off marks and where employers are looking for better read and knowledgeable employee based on marks, and even government too harps for merit based positions based on marks.
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