J&K Board Exam 2019-20: Board Announces Exams Leaving Students Unprepared

Published on : Oct 19, 2019 09:29 IST
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J&K Board Exam 2019-20: The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Secondary Education announced on Friday that the state annual and Board exams would be concluded by 28th November 2019 for Classes 5 – 12. The decision by the Board comes as a surprise to many schools in the valley as they now have the task of getting unprepared students to sit for the exams. The students in primary schools of the state have not been able to attend their classes since the 5th August when the state was put in lock down as the centre decided to revoke Article 370 and 35A. Although the schools later reopened in phases, the attendance recorded very low.

The Chairman of the Board of School Education, Veena Pandita, announced that the Class 10 exams would be held from 29th October 2019 to 16th November 2019. The examination for Class 12 students, on the other hand, would be conducted from 30th October 2019 to 28th November 2019. Another Board official was also quoted saying that there is no relaxation in the syllabus prescribed for Classes 10 and 12. The admit cards for the exams will be issued one week prior to the exam.

As per the data shared by the Board officials, more than 40000 students will appear for their Class 10 exams while the number of examinees in Class 12 is around 48000. The Board has set up 615 centres for Class 10 and 433 centres for Class 12 around the state. Since the state lockdown, free community tuition centres were opened in the neighbourhood in order to help students prepare for the exams. These centres were mostly run by teachers and graduate volunteers of the state.

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