HS exams announced; dissatisfied students will have option for appearing in special exam

From Sandeep Sharma

Education miniater Dr. Ranuj Pegu addressing press conferance at SEBA office in Guwahati on Thursday.

GUWAHATI: Ending all speculations, the Assam government on Thursday announced the evaluation criteria of HSLC/High Madrassa (Class 10) and Higher Secondary (Class 12) exams formulated by two expert committees after the critical Covid situation prompted cancellation of the examinations last month.

About seven lakh students were to appear in the examinations.

The results of the exams would be declared by July 31, state education minister Ranoj Pegu said here on Thursday.

The state government accepted the proposals of both committees following which the marking pattern/formula.

Due to the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic hitting the state, all the board exams had to be cancelled for the safety of the students.

Pegu announced the evaluation process which was made in presence of officials of Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), and Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) and said, “We have decided that the evaluation of students for both classes would be based on their records of internal assessment and previous exams that are available to us.”

“The students who are dissatisfied with the assessment done by the AHSEC this year, should have an option for appearing in a special examination to be conducted by the council whenever the situation becomes conducive for holding the examination,” Pegu informed.

“The students’ performance in this examination will be assessed with the existing norms of the council,” he said.

The results will be declared by assigning the divisions obtained by the candidates as per usual norms. However, there will not be any provision for the declaration of star marks, letter marks, etc.  in the merit records, the minister said.

“There will neither be the declaration of merit rank, nor the declaration of candidates securing the highest mark in any subject,” he said.

“There will be no provision for re-checking of answer scripts since there was no physical examination held this year. However, students’ grievance of any error(s) reported will be endorsed,” he said.

For students of Class 12 who have practical exams, 50% of their total marks would come from the best of three subjects of Class 10, 30% from Class 12 practical, 10% based on internal assessment and attendance in Class 11, and Class 12 and the rest 10% to be provided by AHSEC.

As per the report of the alternative method committee for the evaluation of marks of the HS and subsequent approval by the state government, the assessment of the students for various streams will be divided into two groups. One group will have students having practical subjects (Science / Arts) and the other with no practical subject (Arts / Commerce).

For the assessment of students from the Science and Arts streams with practical subjects, 50 marks will be calculated from 50% marks secured by the student in the best three of the subjects in the HSLC or equivalent examination, 30 marks be calculated from the marks obtained by the students on the basis of the practical examination conducted by the institutions and 10 marks be calculated on the basis of marks obtained by the students in the class tests, unit tests, annual examinations, pre-tests, assignments, project works etc. and also attendance during the Academic Session 2019-2021.

10 marks will be allotted on the basis of consideration of the marks obtained by the students out of 90 in earlier 3 components and 10% of marks secured out of 90 be allotted accordingly.

For the assessment of students with non-practical subjects (Arts / Commerce), 50 marks will be calculated from 50% of the marks secured by the students in the best three of the subjects in the HSLC or equivalent examination.

40 marks will be calculated on the basis marks obtained by the students in the class tests, unit tests, annual examinations, pre-tests, assignments, project works etc and also attendance during the academic session 2019-2021.

10 marks will be allotted on the basis of consideration of the marks obtained by the students out of 90 in earlier 3 components and 10% of marks secured out of 90 be allotted accordingly.

For vocational stream, 50 marks be calculated from 50% of marks secured by the students in the best three of the subjects in the HSLC or equivalent examination, 40% marks (maximum) be calculated from the practical examination conducted by the institutions, *10 marks be allotted on the basis of consideration of the marks obtained by the students out of 90 (Ninety) in earlier 2 (Two) components and 10% of marks secured out of 90 be allotted accordingly.

For the betterment students, enhancement of marks will be done on the basis of marks obtained in the last HS final examination and 10% for third division, 7% for second division, 5% for first division.

For re-appearing students, enhancement of marks can be done on the basis of the already obtained division such as 10% for third division, 7% for second division and 5% for first division.

For compartmental students, enhancement of marks will be done on the basis of marks obtained in previous examination as 10% for those in the range of 150 to 224, 7% for those in the range of 225 to 299, 5% for those who secured 300 & above.

For compartmental students (certain subjects), 10% for those in the range of 150 to 224, 7% for those in the range of 225 to 299, 5% for those who secured 300 & above will be followed.

For repeat (unsuccessful candidate), 50 marks be calculated from 50 % marks secured by the students in the best three subjects in the HSLC or equivalent examination, 40% marks (Maximum) be calculated from the First Year Annual examination conducted by the institutions/ AHSEC. 10 marks be allotted on the basis of consideration of the marks obtained by the students out of 90 in earlier 2 components and 10% of marks out of 90 be allotted accordingly.

“The HSLC (Class 10) results will be declared in the 40:40:20 ratio wherein 40 percent marks will come from the annual exam of Class 9 and 40 per cent marks from Class 10/pre-Board exams. School teachers will be given the onus of awarding the remaining 20 percent marks to students on the basis of parameters such as, attendance, internal assessment, discipline, etc,” Dr Alok Buragohain, former Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University and head of the committee (Class 10), he said.

“The second formula is that schools which do not have any record of Class 10, 70 percent will be awarded from Class 9 while 30 percent will be awarded by school teachers who can judge on the basis of assignments. For physically challenged students, we have left it to the schools to evaluate and award them marks,” Dr Alok Buragohain said.

“The schools will have to keep in view their results of the past three years while awarding the 20 per cent marks and the variation should be within 10 per cent,” he said, adding that the panel has resorted to a check-and-balance mechanism.

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