The Central Board of Secondary Education has said that it will come up with short answer type questions from next year. The question paper will carry two marks and will lessen the number of controversial higher-order thinking skills questions.
The short answer type questions will carry two marks and will reduce the number of controversial high thinking questions.
The new pattern of the question paper will include higher- order thinking skills (HOTS) questions which will carry 10 marks and will be divided into two sections of six and four-mark questions.
A maths teacher at Mumbai’s Santacruz School told HT, "HOTS questions are tricky and for the past two years, they have been exceptionally tough. It is good that they will be restricted to only 10 per cent now."
He further added that, "Shorter questions require less time to solve and will help students in completing the paper on time."