Punjab: ‘Pre-board’ exams for classes 1 to 12 from Feb 8, offline exams for classes 9 to 12

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The Punjab’s State Council of (*9*) Research and Training (SCERT) has introduced the schedule for pre-board examination of all classes in state’s authorities faculties starting February 8.

This yr, not simply board classes (5,8,10 and 12) however all classes from 1 to 12 have to bear ‘pre-board’ examination, the orders say. Sources within the Education Department stated {that a} choice has been taken to ‘prepare’ college students for remaining exams as common classes couldn’t be held this yr due to Covid.

(*1*) stated a spokesperson of the Education Department.

As per the orders issued by the director SCERT, the pre-board exams for class 1 to 8 might be held offline and on-line each, and college students can select whichever medium they need to seem within the exams. However, for classes 9 to 12 exams might be held in offline mode solely and college students have to report to the centre to seem within the bodily examination.

While for Class 1 to 5, examination might be held from your complete syllabus, for Class 6 to 12 the query papers might be set from ‘reduced syllabus’ as faculties have been shut for almost ten months and classes have been held on-line solely.

Question papers might be set in accordance to the brand new sample launched by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), the orders stated.

For classes 1 to 8, there might be multiple-choice questions and lengthy reply questions each.

For the web exams, the pinnacle workplace will ship hyperlinks of query papers to district training officers (DEOs) throughout the state a day earlier than the scheduled examination and it will likely be additional forwarded to faculty heads/principals on the day of the examination solely.

School heads/principals will put together the schedule for the pre-board examination of vocational stream college students at their very own degree, says the order.

(*12*) Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) marks might be additionally added on the premise of those pre-board exams solely.

Sources additional stated that preparatory exams (earlier than remaining exams) are being taken for all classes this yr in order that in case remaining exams usually are not held in March due to Covid, the ultimate consequence might be ready on the premise of marks scored in these February exams.

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