JKBOSE reduces 30% syllabus for 10, 12th annual board exams

Board official inspecting examination centre in Anantnag. [FPK File Photo]

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday decided to reduce the syllabus of secondary and higher secondary classes of JK by 30% following the closure of schools in view of the COVID pandemic.

According to the Jammu Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE), it has been decided that students appearing in the forthcoming Annual-Regular examinations of 2020-21 of classes 10th, 11th, and 12th of Kashmir division, winter Zone areas of Jammu division, and Ladakh shall have to attempt only 70% marks from the question paper which shall be treated as 100% for the result.

An official communique in this regard reads: “The question papers will be set from the entire syllabus prescribed for the session. However, the students shall have to attempt questions having a weightage of 70% marks instead of attempting all the questions.”

It states that the marks obtained by students who attempt less than 70 percent from the question paper shall be raised proportionately and for subjects having no practical course, the question paper shall be of 100 marks and the student has to attempt questions with a total of 70 marks.

However, the subjects having both the parts- theory and practical component- the concession will apply to the theory part only, the JKBOSE said.

The time allotted for attempting the question papers during examination has been reduced proportionately, reads the statement.

It added: “Accordingly, the papers having three hours of duration shall be having only 2:30 hours of the time period for attempting the questions. Likewise, subjects having 2:30 hours and 2:00 hour duration shall be having only 2:10 hours and 1:40 hours time period for attempting the questions during examination”.


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