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Class 12 annual board exams begin in Kashmir

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Tuesday conducted the first paper of annual regular exams of Class 12th.

The officials said that the examination was conducted amid strict adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) vis-à-vis COVID-19 by the students and the staff.

According to officials around 72,000 students are enrolled to take the exam, for which over 700 examination centers have been designated.

“In all examination centers COVID-19 SOPs were followed in letter and spirit, and the board did not receive complaints of any untoward incident,” the officials said.

Pertinently, the JKBOSE has announced relaxation of 30 percent in the syllabi for the annual examinations of Class 10, 11 and 12.

“In view of prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, students appearing in the annual-regular examinations of 2020-21 of classes 10th, 11th, and 12th of Kashmir division, and winter zone areas of Jammu division and UT of Ladakh are informed that they shall have to attempt only 70 percent marks from the question paper which shall be treated as 100 percent for result,” reads the notification issued by the JKBOSE on August 14.

“The question papers will be set from the entire syllabus prescribed for the session. However, the students shall have to attempt questions having a weightage of 70 percent marks instead of attempting all the questions,” it reads.

It states that the marks obtained by students who attempt less than 70 percent from the question paper shall be raised proportionately and for subjects having no practical course, the question paper shall be of 100 marks and the student has to attempt questions with a total of 70 marks.

“However, for such subjects which have both the theory and practical components, the concession will apply to the theory part only,” JKBOSE said.

The communiqué further states that the time allotted for attempting the question papers during examination has also been reduced proportionately.

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