Assam Board Exams: SEBA to add exam centres; Separate rooms for Covid19 students
Guwahati: The Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA) has decided to increase examination centers for the ensuing high school leavening certificate (HSLC) and Assam high maddrassa (AHM) exams (Class 10 board exam) in the state owing to the Covid19 pandemic, said All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) after holding a discussion with the board.
On Friday, an AASU delegation sat for a discussion with the SEBA officials to take note of the preparation taken by the board to conduct the HSLC and AHM exams.
Following the meeting, AASU general secretary Sankor Jyoti Baruah said, “SEBA has appraised us that in place of the existing 878 examination centres, the board will increase at least 25 centres taking the total number of exam centres to 903 so that all Covid19 protocols can be maintained.”
The student leader informed that the board has also taken steps to facilitate students with Covid19 to sit for an offline exam this year.
“If any student is infected with the virus during exam then the board will provide a separate room for the student. Also, the board will conduct the exam based on a reduced syllabus,” Baruah added.
Unlike in 2021 when the state board was forced to cancel HSLC/AHM exams due to Covid19 outbreak in the state, SEBA this time has announced to conduct offline exams from March 15. According to the schedule, both the exams will be concluded on March 31.
This year, at least 4, 32,884 students including 11,306 AHM to sit for the Class 10 board exams. As per the board, the exam will be conducted in two shifts–morning and afternoon. The morning shift will be held from 9 AM to 12 noon, while the afternoon shift will begin at 1:30 PM and end at 4:30 PM.
The practical examinations will be held on March 4 and March 5.