SRINAGAR, In a breather for students, JK government has decided to hold separate exam for class 10 and 12 students in March next year if they fail to appear in already scheduled exams in November this year.
However, Chairman Board of School Education (BOSE), Zahoor Ahmad Chatt, said the students will have to exercise their option only once. “Students who appear in November exams won’t be eligible to appear in exams which will be held in March,” Chatt said.
He said there will be no relaxation in syllabus for the students who appear in March exams.
“Government has taken a lenient view and we will hold another exam in March for the students who won’t appear in November exams,” said Zahoor Ahmad Chatt.
The government decision comes a day after BOSE announced 50 percent relaxation in syllabus for Secondary and Higher Secondary exams to commence from November 14.
“The students who will appear in March exams won’t be given any relaxation in syllabus. They have to attempt 100 percent of the question paper,” Chatt said.
“Now the ball is in the students’ court, they have to decide whether they will opt for November exams and avail 50 percent relaxation or in March with full syllabus.”
The decision to hold exams in March has been taken after the government faced criticism from students, teachers and academicians for its decision to plan exams in November amid the ongoing unrest.
“Keeping in view the disturbed conditions in Kashmir valley, BOSE announced open choice in question papers of 10th and 12th. But the demand by students to hold exams in March 2017 persisted even after announcement of open choice pattern exams in November,” reads a notification issued by BOSE.