Exam pattern changed again : Latest GSERB NCERT GCERT Exam Pattern for 2018-2019 Session
State education department on Friday officially announced the implementation of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) syllabus across all state board schools in Gujarat over the next two years. Classes 9 to 12 in over 17,000 state board schools will implement the NCERT syllabus by 2019-2020. The department believes this will bring state board students on a par with CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) and prepare them for competitive exams like NEET and JEE.
This would mean that the students of other mediums, like Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Sindhi and Oriya, will have to wait for longer for their NCERT textbooks to be translated into their respective medium. The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) offers a total of nine mediums — Gujarati, English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Sindhi, Oriya, Telugu and Tamil, in descending order in terms of the number of students. The board conducts secondary and higher secondary examinations in all these mediums
Sunaina Tomar, principal secretary, primary and secondary education, government of Gujarat said, “Most competitive exams are based on CBSE syllabus and state board students find it difficult to compete with CBSE students. So, if CBSE syllabus is implemented, state board students will be on a par with them.” In the 2018-2019 academic year, Class 9 and 11of all state board schools will follow NCERT syllabus for all subjects except Gujarati and Social Science. The NCERT textbooks will be translated into Gujarati
Though the number of students in other mediums is comparatively less than Gujarati, English and Hindi medium, there is a sizable number of Marathi-medium students. According to estimates, over 70,000 students are in Marathi medium from Class I till X. The change from Gujarat Council of Educational Research and Training (GCERT) to NCERT in these mediums is likely to be done in a phase manner, further delaying the shift. (See box
Exam pattern changed again : Latest GSERB NCERT GCERT Exam Pattern for 2018-2019 Session news