From the academic year 2015-16, the Class X public examination certificates issued by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will reflect the grades scored by students in Class IX and X separately. The new pattern will see the board setting the papers for the Class IX final exams, though the answer sheets will be evaluated by the students’ school teachers itself and not by the board.
Also, starting from 2014-15, students in these classes will no longer have to study three languages, but only two. The first language will be that of the medium of instruction and second language can be picked by students from English, Hindi, Konkani, Marathi, Sanskrit, Portuguese, Urdu etc.
The changes have been modeled on the format followed by national boards and will be implemented in Class IX and X in phases starting from the next academic year 2014-15.
This major revamp of the Class IX and X curricula is just a step away from implementation. The report of the Goa board constituted committee, to drawn up nuances of implementation of the continuous comprehensive evaluation system in the classes, has been sent for the state government’s nod.