‘Orders to conduct exams in April instead of March’
Srinagar: Following the implementation of the Uniform Academic Calendar, the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) has declared Leh district of Ladakh and 444 other schools as hard zones and has subsequently ordered to conduct of the annual regular exams in these areas in the month of April.
According to the news agency Kashmir News Observer, BOSE has said, “Annual Regular Examinations held by the JKBOSE of classes 10th, 11th and 12th shall be held in the month of March in both the divisions of Union territory of JK and Union Territory of Ladakh excluding hard zones and hard areas.”
The Board notification states that the annual regular examination of hard zones and hard areas of the Union territory of JK and the Union territory of Ladakh shall be held in the month of April.
“The results of Annual regular examination of Kashmir division and Jammu division and Union territory of Ladakh including hard zones and hard areas shall be declared simultaneously in the month of June,” it reads.
It also reads that the annual private and bi-annual examination in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh shall be held in the month of August and its result shall be declared in the month of October.
“The revised academic calendar for the current academic session depicting schedule of the activities of JKBOSE like a tentative date for submission of examination, forms, the conduct of examination, declaration of results etc has also been declared,” reads the notification.
Pertinently, in August, the administration said that instead of the November-December session, it will commence with the annual regular board examinations of 10th-12th standard from March.
Prior to the decision, the School Education Department earlier in May had sought a detailed report from the panel constituted for preparing the uniform academic calendar for both divisions of Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, Arun Kumar Mehta had said that Jammu and Kashmir will fully implement the National Education Policy (NEP) from the current academic session.
Mehta has also said that the implementation of NEP-2020 will also move to a uniform academic calendar which in turn will be synchronized to the national academic calendar.
In July, the Jammu and Kashmir Higher Education Department (HED) said that Uniform Academic Calendar shall be followed from the academic year 2022-23.