After a long period of homework, the postponed class 12 exam will be conducted through the online system for 40 marks of a total integer.
The National Examination Board (NEB) has recommended the government to conduct an online examination of 40 marks out of 100 integers, experimental marks of 20 marks, and total marks of class 11 in the remaining 40 marks.
The decision will be implemented after the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology send a proposal to the Council of Ministers approving the mixed format examination. According to a ministry official, the government will make a decision as soon as per the board’s recommendation. The government has already issued Student Learning Facilitation Directive-2077 so that those who do not have access to online can use other means of information technology as well.
Talking to RSS today, Krishna Prasad Sharma, Controller of Examinations for Class 11 and 12 of the Board, said that if other alternatives are not possible, the schedule of online examination for 40 marks will be published after the government decides on this option. When taking the exam online, students will have access to textbooks and resources, even if they have to prepare answers at a certain time from their place of residence. As there will be no examination center, guards, and security personnel, it will be an open examination in away.
The exam, which was scheduled on April 26, was postponed due to the bandh on April 25. A total of 432,000 students had applied for the exam. The board has published the information on September 10 and requested the students who have applied for the class 12 examination to provide details within seven days if they have migrated to other districts due to the corona epidemic or other reasons.
Comptroller Sharma also said that in the current situation, it is unlikely that the examination will be held ten years ahead. Earlier, the Board has already verified the Secondary Education Examination Class 10 by conducting internal evaluation from the school on the basis of the decision of the government and it has been decided that the examination of Class 11 will also be certified through the same process. As there is a final examination at the secondary level and it should also have international recognition, the board has suggested the option of conducting the examination in a mixed format. The ministry had formed a separate task force comprising ministry officials and board officials to suggest the examination.