Students appearing for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams next year will find it easier to clear the English exam with the SSC Board deciding to embark on the new passing formula about combined passing for three languages exam papers.
The decision, to be implemented during February/March 2008 exam, will make it easier for the students, who will require to get total 105 Marks out of 300 in the first, second and third language exam paper of SSC.
This decision was taken by the board last year but it's implementation has been postponed to the coming year, has been taken in consonance with the new syllabus being introduced for the standard 10 th.
"Board's intention to implement the decision is to bring the flexibility in the entire examination process. The students after this decision will find it helpful to get the tough subject cleared with the help of achieving more marks in other language subjects", newly appointed SSC Board chairman Vijaysheela Sardesai told the Hindustan Times.
The board however has put a condition to the students who will be required to get "minimum 25 Marks in every subject of three languages", said Sardesai. The Board, in its attempt to revamp education has taken various decisions including the new SSC syllabus and the more flexibility in the examination process. The new Syllabus will also be implemented from this academic year.
The latest decision will help students to clear English subject, which proves nightmare for many. According to the Board figures, the percentage of failure is maximum in English subject as against the other languages. Former SSC Board chairman and State Textbook Research Bureau head Vasant Kalpande, who was instrumental in designing the new syllabus and combined passing system, said that the exercise was done to make it easier for students. "The priority was to see whether students have done the minimum required level of preparation during exam. The new system will make it possible to check".
The Board has already implemented combined passing system in Mathematics and Science Subject examination in SSC. As per the new syllabus, students will require to get 88 Marks out of 250 (150 Marks for Mathematics and 100 Marks for Science subjects).