Fact Check: National Education Policy 2020 did not scrap class X board exams

A post claiming that as per the new education policy, there will be no class X board exams is being widely circulated on social media.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  26 March 2022 4:19 AM GMT
Fact Check: National Education Policy 2020 did not scrap class X board exams

Hyderabad: A post claiming that as per the new education policy, there will be no class X board exams is being widely circulated on social media.


NewsMeter received the viral post with a request to verify it.

Fact Check

The National Education Policy 2020 did not propose to scrap class X board exams as is being claimed in the viral post. The policy talks about reforming the board and entrance exams so as to eliminate the need for undertaking coaching classes. (Source: Times of India, Hindustan Times)

The policy has proposed conducting board exams twice in an academic year, one main examination and one for improvement, if desired.

PIB has also debunked the claim and clarified that the NEP 2020 did not do away with the board exams.

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:The National Education Policy 2020 has scrapped class X board exams.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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