The Assam Council of Higher Secondary Education (AHSEC) on Wednesday announced a special Higher Secondary Final Examination-2021 for students dissatisfied with the marks given in accordance with the assessment formula recommended by the Alternative Methods Evaluation Committee constituted by the government.
AHSEC, in its notification, said that candidates who want to take part in the special examination should contact their respective institutions. The AHSEC said the special examination schedule would be announced soon.
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“Schools and colleges have to apply through a portal, which will open in August and close at 5 pm on August 15,” said Pankaj Borthakur, AHSEC examination controller.
The Council stated that the number of practical subjects would remain unchanged and would be considered as in the previous marksheet. “Special exams will not be separate practical exams,” read the AHSEC notice.
Students of all classes such as regulars, who are going for re-attendance, improvement, repetition, specific subjects and departmental examinations, along with those candidates who applied online for the canceled Higher Secondary Final Examination-2021 along with the subjects they applied for. . The AHSEC has made it clear that “in no case shall changes be made in any subject other than the subject (s) applied for the canceled Higher Secondary Final Examination-201 for.”
It said that after proper assessment, the candidates will be given special examination marksheets and accordingly, the marksheets given to them as per the previous marks giving formula will be canceled. The notification further said, “Before the commencement of the special examination, in order to get admission, it has to be submitted to the in-charge of the main examination-related center.”
For the 10th class state board candidates, the Assam Board of Secondary Education has already announced a special exam. Candidates can apply for the special exam on the official portal of the service from 5 to 12 August.
Although physical classes have not yet started in the state due to the prevailing cowardly conditions, sources in the education department told TOI that special exams may be taken for 10th and 12th class candidates before offline classes are allowed. “If the number of applicants is not huge, special examinations may be taken as soon as possible while maintaining the Covid protocol. However, the approval of the health department and the state government is going to be mandatory,” said a senior education official.
This year, a record 5.55 lakh students have passed the state board examinations for Class X and XII. Despite the remarkably high passes, students in some parts of the state are protesting against the alleged biased approach adopted by the school against them. Unsuccessful candidates are particularly annoyed with their results without a physical exam.
“Our record does not prove that we are not good enough to pass the exam,” said one unsuccessful candidate.
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