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What took CBSE so long to
decide and inform students that they are going to allot 20 per cent marks for
application-based questions? I was not aware of this and now it is too late to
consult my teachers.
Aditya Gupta, Class 12,
DPS, Vasant Kunj
We’re surprised to know that you are not aware of the changes made in the
examination pattern for this year’s board exam. Necessary notification was
sent to schools by the board through circulars, as early as June 2007, stating
that changes have been effected in the design and typology of questions in
different subjects. There would also be a proportion of questions on higher
order thinking skills. These circulars are available on the CBSE website
(www.cbse.nic.in) for your reference (circular nos. 28, 32, 33, 39, 40 and 42).
The sample papers published by the board have been prepared on these lines and
they also carry information about the typology of questions. In any case, in an
examination the question paper is bound to have some questions that require
students to analyse, apply and interpret the concepts learnt. This means
students have to read the subject in depth, mere rote learning or memorising
will not suffice. In fact, you would have solved application-based questions
without knowing it as these have featured in previous question papers also.
Hence, do not be apprehensive. Go ahead and prepare thoroughly for the
In a six-marker question
in which there are many possible answers, how do we decide what to put down?
Neeraj Bagdi, Class 12,
Maan Public School
Read the question and the sub-question thoroughly. If the answer includes many
points, write the most relevant and important points first and then write the
other relevant points.
Why isn’t there a NCERT
book for computer science? Currently we are using a book by Sumita Arora. How
should we prepare for this exam? Jaivir
Singh, Class 12, Bluebells School International
Refer to the Computer Science Syllabus prescribed by the board available in the
Curriculum Document 2008 and also on the CBSE website. You may refer to any book
that covers all the relevant topics as prescribed in the syllabus.
Can you suggest any ways
in which I can improve my ability to remember? I quickly forget what I learn in
business studies, in particular.
Nipun Pushkarna, Class
12, Manavsthali School
Forgetting is a part of the learning process. Hence, do not feel dejected.
Learn, relearn, and again learn. Try to note down the important points. Also,
try to relate concepts to life around you which may help you to remember better.
Writing the answers provides clarity to your expression.
CBSE experts will answer your
queries in a weekly column.
Courtesy : Expressindia.com