Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) has determined to conduct the board examinations for class-10 (Matriculation) and class-12 (Intermediate) from March 9 to 26, 2021, in strict compliance with Covid-19 protocols, officers stated on Monday.
The choice was taken in a excessive stage assembly of the JAC on Monday. The JAC chairman Arvind Prasad Singh stated, “The board examinations will be held in two shifts. The examination of matriculation will be taken in first shift, while the intermediate examination in second shift.”
The examinations for class-8, 9 and 11 to be held in April, a JAC official stated. This choice was additionally taken within the assembly.
Singh stated the detailed schedule of the examinations will be drafted in a day or two.
About seven lakh college students take the examinations of matriculation and intermediate yearly. In 2020, greater than 3.87 lakh college students wrote the papers in matriculation (Class-10) examination, whereas over 2.34 lakh college students appeared for the intermediate (Class-12) examinations, includes science, commerce and humanities streams.
The filling up of types for the each the board examinations had started from January 2 this yr. Usually, the board examinations for class-10 and 12 are carried out in February. The examinations had been prolonged by a month this yr due to Covid pandemic triggered lockdowns final yr, which badly affected the tutorial actions.
In view of the closure of the colleges since March final yr, the JAC has additionally revised the query sample for the upcoming board examinations. Number of goal kind questions would be greater this yr than the earlier years. “There would be 30% to 40% objective type questions in a paper depending upon the subjects,” JAC chairman stated.
Jharkhand has permitted reopening of colleges for college students of class-10, 12 from December 21.
Earlier, the state college schooling and literacy division had slashed the syllabus for class-10 and class-12 by 40% in view of the pandemic. Many sub-topics in arithmetic and science have been eliminated. Besides, fairly a couple of chapters that college students have studied in class-9 have been eliminated in class-10 syllabus. The similar was performed for class-12 syllabus. The digital contents which were offered to the scholars throughout lockdowns until August have been saved intact within the syllabus, officers stated.