"A single national level exam after class XIIth is very necessary to reduce the level of stress on students," says the committee that formulated the National Policy on Education 2016.
The committee has suggested some big changes in the examination procedure of India. In a recent meeting with the HRD Ministry i.e. Ministry of Human Resource Development, the committee presented the idea of a national-level exam (similar to SAT in the United States) after Class XII.
The committee says which has already submitted its report to the MHRD that it is our best bet to solve the problem of multiple entrance exams for college admissions. A single national level entrance exam will also help in decreasing the level of stress that is put on students these days. They also said that any student can take the exam, it does not matter which board they belong to.
The ministry of HRD has not taken any decision yet and has also not commented regarding this matter.
Apart from this, the committee has also suggested that introducing Sanskrit as an “independent subject” at the primary or upper primary level in school will help students understand their cultural background and they will learn to respect and appreciate it. The panel has stressed the importance of having three languages at school level – English, Hindi, and Sanskrit.
The committee also suggested that “yoga” should also be a part of the curriculum as it plays an important role in reducing stress and improving the mental capacity.