The Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) has decided to hold the board examinations for class 10 (enrollment) and class 12 (intermediate) from March 9 to 26, 2021, in strict compliance with Covid-19 protocols, they said. authorities on Monday.
The decision was made at a high-level meeting of the JAC on Monday. JAC President Arvind Prasad Singh said: “The board examinations will take place in two shifts. The matriculation exam will take place in the first shift, while the intermediate exam in the second shift ”.
Exams for classes 8, 9 and 11 will be held in April, a JAC official said. This decision was also made at the meeting.
Singh said the detailed program of the exams will be written in a day or two.
Around seven lakh students take the matriculation and intermediate exams each year. In 2020, more than 3.87 lakh students wrote the papers on the matriculation exam (Class 10), while more than 2.34 lakh students appeared for the intermediate exams (Class 12), comprising the science, business and arts streams.
Completion of forms for the two board examinations began on January 2 of this year. Board exams for classes 10 and 12 are generally held in February. The exams were extended by a month this year because the Covid pandemic caused lockdowns last year, severely affecting educational activities.
In light of the school closings since March of last year, the JAC has also revised the question pattern for upcoming board exams. The number of objective type questions would be higher this year than in previous years. “There would be 30% to 40% objective type questions in a document depending on the topics,” said the president of JAC.
Jharkhand has allowed the reopening of schools for students in class 10, 12 as of December 21.
Previously, the state’s department of literacy and school education had cut the curriculum for Class 10 and Class 12 by 40% in light of the pandemic. Many math and science subtopics have been removed. In addition, some chapters that students have studied in class 9 have been removed from the syllabus of class 10. The same was done with the syllabus of class 12. Digital content that has been provided to students during closures through August have been kept intact in the syllabus, authorities said.