Rashmi Ranjan

Even though the Odisha government has announced to re-introduce 100 per cent syllabus in CHSE Plus 2 courses from 2022-23 academic session, the students are anxious over the uncertain examination pattern.

It is pertinent to mention here that the syllabus for Class 10 and Plus 2 students were earlier reduced in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the past couple of years. Similarly, the Council had introduced quarter end examination pattern and hold internal examination in every trimester. 

The marks of the students were calculated based on the 20 per cent of the mark scored in the last quarter end examination and 80 per cent mark from the board examination. 

However, this year the board is yet to make any official announcement regarding the examination pattern which has left the students and parents anxious.

“While the government has made it clear that the annual Matric examination will be held, but it is to make an announcement on the examination pattern of Plus 2 examination. We urge the government to make the announcement soon so that we can plan accordingly,” said a Plus 2 final year student.

Echoing the same opinion, another Plus 2 second year student said, “We are running out of time as only five months are left before the final examination. So, the government should clear our doubts on the examination pattern soon.”

“Though the government has announced to re-introduce 100 per cent syllabus from the present academic session, but no decision on examination pattern has been declared,” said 448 Block Grant College President Pabitra Mahala.

Meanwhile, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said the board will finalise the examination pattern.

“The council is an independent body and they will decide on the examination pattern,” the minister said.

On the other hand, CHSE chairman Ashwini Mishra said the examination pattern will be announced soon.

“100 per cent syllabus will be covered from this academic session and a decision on the examination pattern will be declared soon,” said Mishra.