National Education Policy 2020: 5+3+3+4 is the new structure that will dominate school education starting from pre-primary to class 12. This is a new idea mooted by the new National Education Policy 2020, which has been approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. Indian education system never had such a structural pattern. What we all knew was 10 plus 2 which takes into account the 10 years of secondary education and two years of higher secondary education.Also Read - UGC to Implement NEP From July 2022 in Entire Country | Deets Inside

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The first five years are from pre-primary to class 2.
The next three years are from class 3 to class 5.
The next three years are from class 6 to class 8.
The last four years are from class 9 tp class 12. Also Read - Karnataka Govt Distributes Free Laptops, Tabs to School Students on PM Modi's 71st Birthday

Only four exams in 12 years? Or four extra exams in 12 years?

In the 10 plus 2 system, there are two board exams — one after class 10 and the other after class 12.

With the new approach, however, there will be exams after each section like after class 2, class 5, class 8 and class 12. Class 10 board examination will continue, but there will be no focus on that.