WBSE conducts secondary examinations and is responsible for WBCHSE Higher Secondary examinations.
The CBSE and ICSE boards had earlier announced to conduct the 10th and 12th examinations offline but the All India Boards have decided to conduct it in two phases.
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Although the state boards have not yet officially announced anything, education department sources said the secondary examination could be held in March and the higher secondary examination in April. The boards have also proposed one-time examinations.
“All-India boards have proposed for exams in two semesters, but the concentration of students here is high and so it is impossible to conduct exams in two semesters,” said an education official.
“We have to restructure our schools. We also have to strictly adhere to the Kovid protocol. A draft has been proposed detailing all this and it is now awaiting the consent of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.”
The Chief Minister had already announced the reopening of schools for classes 9 to 12 from November 16 and this is a good indication that the state government is also interested in re-introducing the normal education system in the state.
Sources in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) have indicated that Banerjee will go through the proposal after returning from Goa later this month.
Last year, two state boards postponed two major tests due to the epidemic situation and went for an assessment system but it caused a lot of confusion.
So this year the boards are trying to go to the exams without any risk.
The Board of Secondary Education has given 50 per cent importance to each of the marks obtained by the students in Class 9 and has done internal structural assessment in 10th class and the Higher Secondary Council has decided to divide the theoretical marks into two parts with 40 per cent importance. A further 60 per cent importance for the marks obtained in the secondary examination and the number of subjects in class 11.
In addition, students will receive scores on practical tests or project work.
However, the concerned boards have announced that if the students are not satisfied with the marks on the basis of assessment, they will get the opportunity to sit for the examination and in that case those marks will be considered final.
About 20 lakh students in the state will sit for two board exams in 2022.
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