The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made multiple choice questions (MCQ’s) mandatory for all subjects for students of class nine appearing for exams in 2011-12, reports the DNA, Check out CBSE CCE
With over 10,000 affiliated schools in the country, the board in a recent circular stated that while MCQs were limited to science till last year, this year they have been extended to all subjects like social studies, maths etc.
In 2009, the board had taken up an initiative to generate a sizeable bank of questions in each subject. Teachers had to submit the MCQs to the board online and the board with its experts evaluated them.
MCQs test the concept of students and require to be framed in a certain way. But the multiple choices given to a question need to be relatively ambiguous so as to increase the difficulty level.