The High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC)/ Assam High Madrassa (AHM) examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA), will be held from February 10th to February 29th, 2020.
This year, 3,48,739 HSLC candidates and 9,707 AHM candidates would appear for the Class 10 board examination in 860 centres across the State.
From this year onwards, any student found engaging in malpractice during the ensuing HSLC/AHM examinations will be expelled for three years. The students and invigilators are not allowed to carry a mobile phone or any electronic device inside the hall.
The SEBA officials informed that sealed question papers would be opened only in the examination hall by the invigilators in front of the candidates.
The overall pass percentage of HSLC examination in 2019 was 60.23, while the success rate for AHM examination in 2019 stood at 58.18 per cent.
In a first, the SEBA will conduct a career guidance/psychometric test – Disha – of the students who are appearing for the HSLC/AHM examinations to know about his or her capabilities.
The Board informed that through this test the students can decide which stream will be feasible for their career. As many as 6992 schools can apply for the ‘Disha’ test to be conducted on March 1st, 2020. Apart from the HSLC candidates, students from Class IX, X, XI and XII can also apply for the same.
Schools concerned can log in to the online portal @sebaonline.org (Registration for aptitude test) by using the same password which was used while filling the examination forms.
A delegation of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) urged the SEBA officials them to ensure an error-free HSLC/AHM examination.
The student body has extended its wishes to approximately 3.58 lakh students appearing for HSLC/AHM examination.
After introducing Braille question papers for the visually impaired HSLC candidates in 2019, the SEBA is now going to introduce the option of Braille answer papers for the students this year.
This year, a total of 12 visually challenged students would appear in their HSLC exam in specially designated five examination centres.
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi extended his heartfelt wishes to all the examinees appearing for the HSLC and AHM examination.
In a message, Governor Mukhi said, “My prayers and wishes are with the students who after years of hard work and dedication are appearing for their first board examination. I wish you all the very best and pray to God that you all come out successful and prove your mettle in your academic pursuits.”
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