The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a directive to all affiliated schools regarding assessment and evaluation practices for the academic session 2024-25. Important changes have been introduced for classes 11 to 12 annual examinations. For the academic session 2024-25, the CBSE has outlined changes specifically in the composition of question papers for classes 11 to 12 board examinations. For classes 9-10, the composition of the question paper remains unchanged from the previous academic session, with competency-focused questions in the form of MCQs/case-based accounting for 50%, select response type questions (MCQs) for 20%, and constructed response questions for 30%. In classes 11-12, while the proportion of select response type questions remains the same at 30 per cent, there's a shift in Competency-focused questions in the form of MCQs/case-based questions, source-based integrated questions, or any other type from 40% in academic year 2023-24 to 50%, and Constructed response questions (Short Answer Questions/Long Answer type Questions, as per the existing pattern) from 40% to 30% in the academic session 2024-25.