Vikash Sharma

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  • The terminal examinations will be of 30 marks each including 20 marks for theory and 10 marks for practicals.

The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) in Odisha on Thursday said that there will be 30 per cent reduction in the syllabus for +2 students in the State this year.

This is for the second time in the last as many years the students will be appearing the exam by studying 70 percent of the actual syllabus. The decision to this effect was taken at the CHSE Academic Committee meeting held in Bhubaneswar today.

“Though physical mode of teaching resumed in colleges lately due to Covid situation, the total teaching days has reduced. In view of that, it has been decided to continue with the 30 per cent reduced syllabus this year as well,” said Tushar Kanti Tripathy, Vice-Chairman, CHSE.

Similarly, extensive deliberations were made by the Academic Committee to ensure continuous evaluation mechanism for the students.

Apart from the reduction of the syllabus, it has been proposed to implement terminal examination (in two terms) for Class 11 and 12 students. The terminal examinations have been proposed in the event the Covid-19 pandemic situation continues.

As per proposals, there will 3 quarter-end examinations and one annual examination each for Class 11 and 12 students every year.

In first year, there will be three quarter-end examinations (to be conducted by the respective colleges) and one annual examination.

For second year students, three quarter end exams will be held along with the annual exam which will be conducted by CHSE. The terminal examinations will be of 30 marks each including 20 marks for theory and 10 marks for practicals.

The quarter-end exams have been planned in a way so as to reduce the burden on students, CHSE said.

“The marks of the students will be evaluated on the basis of the marks secured in the final exam, if at all it is conducted. The proposal will be placed before the Odisha government for approval. Following necessary approvals, a detailed notification will be issued by the council in subsequent phases,”Tripathy said.

“We hope the Covid-19 situation will improve in the coming days. If the situation doesn’t permit the CHSE to conduct annual +2 exams, the alternative evaluation process will come handy for assessment and publication of the results,” he added.

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