Bihar board Class 10 board exams from Feb 21, no home centre for practical
The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will conduct the matriculation or Class 10 board examination between February 21 and 28, 2018.education Updated: Oct 24, 2017 17:39 IST
The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will conduct the matriculation or Class 10 board examination between February 21 and 28, 2018, and hold practical exams at centres allotted by the district magistrates from next year onwards.
The dates were announced by board chairperson Anand Kishor on Saturday. The board earlier announced that the intermediate or Class 12 board exams for all the three streams - arts, commerce, and science - will be held between February 6 and 16.
The pre-board exams for Class 10 will be conducted between November 27 and December 5.
The theory examination will be conducted in two shifts and the BSEB will hold practical exams before the theory papers from next year onwards, Kishor said. The practical exams will be held between January 22 and 24 for the optional papers including home science, music, dance and Lalit art.
The external examiners will be teachers from the respective centres and the internal examiners will be the specific subject teachers from the students’ school.
Kishor added the schools will have to send the award sheets of internal assessment of science subjects and project work and literacy activities based on social science syllabus to the district education officers before January 26 which will then be sent to the board office before January 28.
Principals of schools have been asked to send a list of students appearing in the sent-up exam and also those who skip it to the board before December 10 for matric exams and before November 27 for intermediate exam.
“Every candidate will have to take the sent-up tests. Those who will not take the tests will not be allowed to take the main examinations,” Kishor said about the pre-board exams.
The board will assign writers to disabled candidates to write their answers and will get 10 minutes extra every hour to complete their paper. Blind candidates will have to take a test of home science in place of mathematics and science in place of music based on the old syllabus.
The school board has been hit by merit list scandals, involving students who aced the state board exams but fudged their age and could not come up with answers to even the most basic of questions.
Scrambling to salvage the situation, the BSEB introduced a physical verification process from this year for Class 10 toppers, cross-checking their age, interviewing them, and reevaluating their answer sheets.