Education minister Ranoj Pegu said if the Covid situation does not improve in September, the exams will be held even in 2022. “Interested students can appear in class X and XII state board exams, if they are not satisfied with the evaluation system, announced today,” he said.
For some of the government jobs, merit assessment is done based on marks scored by a student in physical class X and XII boards. Pegu said in exams like the Teachers’ Eligibility Test, the marks to be given thorough the newly adopted formula amid pandemic will not be applicable. “For improvement and keeping in mind the future exams for jobs, we advise students to appear in the special board exam to be held,” he added.
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Assessment of class XII students of science and arts streams having practical subjects will be done with 50 percent weightage to be calculated from the best three of the subjects in the class X boards. Another 30 marks will be calculated from the marks obtained by the students based on the practical examination conducted by the institutions. While 10 marks will be calculated based on marks obtained in-class tests, unit tests, annual examination, pre-test, assignment, and project works as well as attendance during the academic sessions 2019-2021, the final 10 marks will be allotted based on consideration of the marks obtained out of 90 in previous three components and 10 percent of marks secured out of 90.
For non-practical subjects in arts and commerce too, 50 percent weightage is being given in the best three of the subjects in the class X boards. 40 marks will be calculated based on marks obtained by the students in the class tests, unit tests, annual examination, pre-test, assignment, and project works. Also, attendance during the academic sessions 2019-2021 will be considered. 10 marks will be allotted based on marks scored out of 90 in earlier components and 10 percent of marks secured out of the total.
Similarly, for the vocational stream in XII, 50 percent of weightage will come from class X boards. Maximum 40 percent marks can be allotted from the practical examination conducted by the institutions, while 10 marks are allotted based on marks obtained by the students out of 90 in the earlier two components and 10 percent of marks secured out of 90 will be allotted accordingly.
The nine-member panel constituted for the task decided that the results be declared maintaining the division obtained by the candidates as per usual norms. However, there should not
be any provision of declaring of star-mark holder or letter marks indication in the merit records for class XII. There will be no declaration of merit rank for this year and names of students securing the highest marks in any subject won’t be declared officially. “It is also recommended that there will be no provision for re-checking of answers scripts since there is no physical examination held this year. However, students’ grievance of any error(s) reported will be endorsed,” the panel said.
To evaluate the class X examinees, 40 percent weightage has been given on marks secured by the students in the theory portion of each subject in their Class IX annual exam. Another 40 percent weightage will come from marks secured in theory part of each subject in pre-board or revisionary test of class X held this year. Rest 20 percent will mainly come from attendance, assignment and any other internal exam held this academic year, though the marks awarded must be consistent with the marks obtained by a student in class IX.
The panel headed by educationist Alok Buragohain stated that there should be consistency in the results of a school. “Considering the overall results of the last three years, a variation of maximum up to 10 percent will be permissible so far assessment of the students by the respective schools is considered,” he said. Up to 10 percent variation will be compared to the highest pass percentage secured by the students in a school in any one of the previous three years.
For those schools which don’t have class 10 data, as some of them could not conduct any exam due to pandemic since last year, 70 percent weightage will come from class IX theory marks. Another 30 percent weightage will be counted from the performance in the theory portion of each subject in-home assignments or unit tests or any other exam held in the current year. This, however, should also be consistent with the class IX marks scored by a student.