‘Special’ Assam Board Exams Will Be Held In September: But For Who?

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The decision came after the state government accepted the recommendations of the two expert committees set up to frame modalities of evaluation of marks of HSLC and HS students
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Guwahati: The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) and Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) likely to hold ‘special offline’ exams within mid-September.

However, these examinations will be held only for those who might be unhappy with their results to be declared based on the evaluation modalities prepared by the state government.

Moreover, those students who aspire to work in various government jobs where a physical mark sheet of high school leaving certificate (HSLC) and higher secondary (HS) examination are needed, will also have to appear in these special examinations.

Assam education minister Ranoj Pegu on Thursday said, “If any student is unsatisfied with the evaluation policy they can appear for physical exam. The SEBA and AHSEC will conduct exams for them within September 15. But if the Covid situation then doesn’t allow holding the exams, then the boards will hold the exams in 2022.”

He added that students who aspire to become TET teachers or work in government jobs where the merit of a candidate is evaluated based on their marks of HSLC and HS, they also have to appear for the physical exams.

The decision came after the state government accepted the recommendations of the two expert committees set up to frame modalities of evaluation of marks of HSLC and HS students.

In Assam, over 7 lakh students were slated to appear in HSLC and HS exams this year. However, the state government had to cancel the exams owing to the rising Covid19 cases in the second wave.

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