Assessment, too will be revamped. A child who fares poorly in written exams can be tested orally, or via projects, to see if he has understood the concepts. Moreover, the CBSE board, which is in the process of making board exams optional and replacing them with a system of continuous and comprehensive evaluation in classes IX and X - now wants schools to show students their answer sheets over the two years and take into account students' feedback before the final grade is given.
The Class IX and X term papers will now be set by the board, so the level of question papers in CBSE schools across the country remains the same. Those who are gifted at say, biology, or math, can opt for a proficiency test in the subject, which will have questions at the level of a science Olympiad.