Mumbai: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has remodelled its assessment scheme and makes six subjects as compulsory subject for the class 10th board exams. The students appearing for Class 10th board exams from next years will ahve six subjects instead of five.

The CBSC board has offered a vocational subject as an “additional subject” as compulsory subject. Presently class 10th students have five subjects which includes two languages, social science, mathematics and science. However, from the 2017-18 academic year, it will be compulsory to study a vocational subject.

The CBSE has remodelled its assessment scheme, vocational subject as compulsory subject under the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF).

“If a candidate fails to pass in any one of the three elective subjects — science, social science, mathematics, then it will be replaced by the vocational subject (offered as sixth additional subject),” a CBSE circular said.

The circular also mentioned that if any students failed in a subject and desire to reappear can appear in the compartmentexamination. For the sixth subject which is made compulsory, the students have 13 options in which they have to choose one as their sixth subject. The thirteen options of subjects are Dynamics of Retailing, Information Technology, Security, Automobile Technology, Introduction to Financial Market, Introduction to Tourism, Beauty and Wellness, Basic Agriculture, Food Production, Front Office Operations, Banking and Insurance, Marketing and Sales, and Health Care Services.

According to the circular, the maximum marks will be 100.

Out of the total 100 marks, the board exam will be of 50 marks, and 50 marks are allocated to internal assessment/practical examination.

A candidate will have to score 33 per cent marks in both board exam and practical exam to pass the subject.

(With inputs from PTI)