Examination Reforms
Calcutta  /  Published 12.08.20

South Point students' integrity pledge

South Point High School students have to pledge to uphold the school’s and their teachers’ faith in them and take a set of tests without the direct supervision of teachers. The school has...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.10.19

Board sets word limit in HS exam

The Bengal Higher Secondary council has sent a circular to heads of all schools asking them to make their students practise how to write answers within a prescribed word limit in the Plus-II board exa...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.06.19

Education reform must go beyond the curriculum

The dismal condition of India’s education system is no secret. There has been little improvement in spite of reforms being a significant part of the public discourse on education. The problem may li...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.19

ISI to automate exam check

The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) is devising a system using artificial intelligence and technology based on machine learning that will automate evaluation of students’ answer scripts.Students ...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

India  /  Published 19.03.19

CBSE to create question banks

The Central Board of Secondary Education will create banks of questions for Classes IX to XII and make them public so that the pupils can test themselves against these and assess their progress with t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.10.19

Carton ‘experiment’ to check cheating

A college in north Karnataka made students write their mid-term exams with their heads wrapped in cardboard cartons with just an opening in the front, the unusual “experiment” ostensibly aimed at ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

India  /  Published 08.10.19

Challenge to NEET for colleges abroad

The Supreme Court has accepted a petition challenging a central government order that imposes the nationwide entrance test — mandatory for admission to all medical colleges in India — on students ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.05.19

What do exam results really tell us?

Must indiscriminate improvement necessarily be a good thing? The answer to this cannot always be in the affirmative, as the concerns that have surfaced after the declaration of the results of the Cent...
By The Editorial Board


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