8th, 9th Std Exams from Nov-15, 1st-7th from Second Week: DSEK

Srinagar: Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Wednesday said that the examinations of 8th and 9th standard will commence from November-15.

DSEK officials said this in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Director School Education Kashmir wherein Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for conduct of T2 examination for classes 1st to 9th and annual Board examination for Class 10th and 12th session November 2020 were announced.

According to the Joint Director (JD) of DSEK, Aabid Hussain the examination process for Class 8th and 9th shall start from 15th of November and conclude by November-21and timing shall be 11.00 Am to 1.00 PM

Hussain said DSEK has also decided to start the examination process of Classes 1st to 7th from the second week of November.

He said, “Private Schools who have already conducted the examination for Class 9th need not to conduct the examination afresh.”

In the meeting, all the Chief Education Officers (CEOs) were instructed that the term second examination for Class 1st to 9th shall be conducted at school level for the current academic session by adhering to the guidelines issued in this regard.

“School based assessment shall be conducted from 2nd week of November-2020 to assess the learners of Class 1st to 7th on the following parameters by following all necessary precautions and SOP’s,” the officials said.

The concerned schools were asked to set the test papers as per the assessment scheme in vogue with a 40 per cent concession or relaxation.

“The ERSA wing of SCERT shall provide model papers through the concerned DIET’s to the schools and the students are required to attempt only 60 percent marks (24 marks out of 40 marks) which shall be proportionately raised to 100 percent (40 marks),” officials said.

Officials in a meeting further said that the final result compilation shall be done at DIET level in respect of Class 8th only in order to keep the proper record of the students.

They said that for class 9th, as there is no detention policy in vogue, the concerned school shall identify the learning gaps and bridge the gaps if any, during the ensuing academic year, adding “The examination for the class shall be conducted as per assessment process adopted for class 1st to 7th.”

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