— Priya John
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently announced an important change for Commerce students of Class 12 who are preparing to appear for board exams 2024. CBSE has notified that the Accountancy answer booklet for Class 12 students containing printed formats has been discontinued. This step has been taken to ensure that students have ample amount of time to complete their accountancy exam without making any mistakes.
Earlier, the answer booklets had printed formats towards the end to solve a few particular questions. The accountancy answer sheets included already printed tables on the last 7-8 pages, in case any question required a reference to reach a solving point.
This posed a challenge for students as any question that required preparation of the working note was solved on the ruled sheets, and the part including the use of format was further completed on the last sheets. This often created confusion among students, also missing several questions. Most of the commerce students faced the same challenge as the time-consuming process often led them to achieve marks less than expected.
After this decision of CBSE, students would have the flexibility to prepare their formats according to their question-solving needs. This recent change in the pattern of the Accountancy answer booklet will benefit students and will also make the evaluation process easier for teachers.
As a result of this measure by the Board, students will be able to complete the questions on time, resulting in the right marks for their efforts. This change will also ensure proper and error-free evaluation by teachers due to clarity in the mention of complete answers in a particular section of the answer sheet in one place.
Overall, this change in the pattern of the accountancy answer booklet for CBSE board exams for the succeeding year is an important step towards ensuring ease of examination, and it will help in providing better academic opportunities. Also, teachers will find it easier to evaluate students’ answer booklets with accuracy. CBSE’s introduction of this change is part of a broader effort to enhance student success and align with the evolving needs of the education system and the accounting profession.
(The writer is the Principal of DPS Indirapuram)