A committee constituted by the HRD Ministry on question paper design for class XII board exams is learnt to have recommended that Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be avoided. A committee had been formed by the ministry on question paper design, which was headed by E P Kharbhih, Executive Chairman of the Meghalaya Board of School Education, over a year ago, sources said.
In its recommendations, the committee is learnt to have said while there should be internal choice in long answer type questions, ordinarily no choice should be given in very short answer type questions. The panel is also learnt to have suggested that no Multiple Choice Questions should be given in the exam.
It is learnt that the panel, in its suggestions submitted some months back, said open book exams may not be considered at class XII level. The commission has also suggested that extra 15 minutes should be given to students for reading question papers. PTI ADS NSD 11012108