10 and 12 board exam schedule

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The exams will take place from 4 to 21 May. Earlier, it was expected to occur from March 9 to March 26. The Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) has postponed the Board examination for Class-10 (Matriculation) and Class-12 (Intermediate) for about two months. The exams will now take place from 4 May to 21 May, JAC officials said on Wednesday. JAC Chairman Arvind Prasad Singh said that the timetable for class X and class XII board examinations has been updated. It will now take place from May 4 to May 21. The examinations will take place in two shifts.   The matriculation examination will be taken out in the first shift, while the intermediate examination will be conducted in the second shift.

JAC revises class 10 and 12 board exam schedule; board exams to begin from May 4

Revised Schedule for JAC Matriculation and Intermediate exams A public statement on the updated examination schedule will be issued within one or two days. The exams will be performed in full accordance with the Covid-19 protocols, officials said. Earlier, the exams were scheduled for 9 March to 26 March. Considering the preparations, the Examiners and the State Department of Education and Literacy requested alteration in the dates.

Reduction in Syllabus: JAC

Singh also said that the syllabus was reduced by 40% in the view of the year affected by Covid-19. We were informed that the updated syllabus would be completed by 31 March in schools. In addition, students will need some time to prepare for the exams. That's why; we have revised the timetable for the board exams. However, practical exams for Class X and XIII will be conducted on 6 April.

Around 7 lakh students register for matriculation and intermediate exams every year. In 2020, more than 3.87 lakh candidates appeared in Class X (Matriculation) exam, while more than 2.34 lakh students took part in the Class XII        (Intermediate) exams, which include science, commerce and the arts stream.

JAC Class X Exam Paper Pattern

In view of the closure of the schools after March of last year, The JAC also modified the question paper pattern for the upcoming board exams. This year, the number of objective type questions (MCQs) would be higher than in previous years.

As per the Model Question Papers for Class X uploaded on the JAC website, the written examinations of all subjects, excluding science, will be of 90 marks. Another 10 marks would be internal assessments to be carried out by the school. The written tests for science subjects will be 80 marks, with 10 marks of practical exam and 10 marks of internal assessment conducted by school. 30% marks will be for multiple-choice or fill in blank type questions, while 20 % will be for very short type questions answers. And 20 %   each for short and long question type answer.

Marks Division for Theory subjects

According to the JAC Officials, Class X written examination of non-practical subjects, including Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Mathematics, History, Political Science, Economics and Social Sciences, will be of be 100 marks. These exam papers will have 30 multiple-choice answer type questions, while 10 questions will be fill in blank type questions having 1 mark each. There will be 10 very short answer types of questions of two marks each. There will be 5 short-answer type questions carrying four marks each, and 4long-answer type questions having five marks each.

Marks Division for Practical subjects

Similarly, the written exams of practical subjects would be 70 marks, while 30 marks would be for practical purposes. In that paper, there would be 20 multiple-choice type-answer questions, seven very short type-answer questions of one mark each, seven very short type-answer questions of two marks each, five short type-answer questions carrying three marks, and two long type-answer questions having seven marks.

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