City schools set to hold midterm exams in early September

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 28, 2014 12:03 IST

Schools are all set to hold midterm exams from the second week of September.

While exams in 112 government schools will begin from September 15 onwards, private schools have their own exam dates.

The exams will be crucial especially for students of Classes 9 and 10, who are required secure at least 25% marks in the written exams to be able to pass.

According to CBSE’s rules, students of Classes 9 and 10 must secure 25% marks in both summative assessments 1 and 2 to be promoted to the next class.

In the last session, over 2,000 Class 9 students were forced to repeat the class after the failed to secure the mandated marks even after being given two special chances. Principals of government schools arealready gearing up forthe exam.

Vinod Sharma, the head of Government Model High School-34, said after the result debacle, schools were now are putting in their bests effort to improve the performance levels of students, especially of senior classes.

Officials of the education department officials said while it would provide question papers for Classes 9 and 10, schools have been asked to prepare their own question papers for junior classes.

Bhavan Vidyalaya principal Vineeta Arora said the school will hold its midterm exams from the first week of Septem-ber and conclude it by the third week.

Meanwhile, CBSE has also sent circular directing schools to hold their midterm exams.

According to the circular, evaluation of answer sheets must be done by school teachers on the basis of the board’s marking scheme.

To distribute question papers and marking scheme to schools, the board has been using software named ‘CBSE Integrated Test Management System (CBSE-ITMS, which generates question paper and marking schemes online.

All the schools which are registered with the system can access the facility immediately.

According to the circular, the board will upload question papers on September 10, after which school can mix and match two question papers given to them.

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