The Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha, has issued a detailed clarification on the procedure for calculation of average marks of the last three years and award of marks in Practical/Project Papers for the Class 12 examination, 2021.
A notification issued by the CHSE directed all higher secondary schools and colleges to make necessary arrangements for the award of 'marks in the Practical/Project papers basing on Practical Record, performance of the examinee in the regular Iaboratory work experiments in the Practical Classes and performance of the examinee in 10th board examination for the Practical Papers, and Project Report and performance of examinee in the 10th Board Examination for the Project Papers.
It further read, the marks awarded to the examinees in the Practical Papers/Project Reports shouldn't exceed the average range of Practical/Project marks in that paper for that H.S. School/College during the last three years. For this purpose, the maximum marks in a Practical/Project Paper is to be graded into five different ranges as given below:
From the tabulation registers of Annual H.S. Examination, 2018, 2019 & 2020 the examinees scoring marks in different ranges as given above should be calculated for each Practical/Project Paper of that H.S. School/College separately. After calculation of the number of examinees in each range the percentage of Examinees in each range is to be calculated. After that the average percentage of examinees in each range for the three years, taken together, is to be computed.
It stated that basing on these figures marks in the Practical/Project Papers are to be awarded to the examinees. The percentage of examinees in different marks range for the Annual H.S. Examination, 2021 must tally with the average percentage of examinees in the different marks range calculated for the three previous years (2018, 2019 & 2020) taken together.
As per the official release, the calculation of the average percentage for a H.S. School/College named 'X' in Physics Practical Paper with 100 students for 2018, 120 students Ior 2079 & 126 students for 2020 is given below. This example will help in calculating the average percentage.
The CHSE also directed principals to appoint lnternal Examiners for different Practical/Project Papers in the concerned H.S. School/ College from among the available subject teachers.
"For H.S. Schools/Colleges having result of only two previous years (2019 & 2020), average to be calculated for the last two years only and for H.S. Schools/Colleges having result of only last year (2020), the same marks range will be deemed to be the average mark range," it added.