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Uttarakhand board all set for Class 10, 12 exams

The Uttarakhand Board of School Education (UBSE) is all set for the organisation of examination for Class 10 and Class 12, scheduled in March-April next year

dehradun Updated: Dec 05, 2017 21:07 IST
Nihi Sharma
Nihi Sharma
Hindustan Times
UBSE,Class 10,VP Simalti
As many as 1,49,486 students have been registered for the Class 10 examination this year, whereas 1,32,371 students will sit for the Class 12 boards, said officials.(HT Photo)

The Uttarakhand Board of School Education (UBSE) is all set for the organisation of examination for Class 10 and Class 12, scheduled in March-April next year.

As many as 1,49,486 students have been registered for the Class 10 examination this year, whereas 1,32,371 students will sit for the Class 12 boards, said officials.

The school education board has set up 1,309 examination centres in Uttarakhand. Of them, 230 centres have been identified as “sensitive”. A majority of the “sensitive” centres are in Nainital, Chamoli and Haridwar districts, the officials said.

There are more than 17,000 government schools across all 13 districts in Uttarakhand.

However, a major cause of concern for the UBSE is the pass percentage of students, both in Class 10 and Class 12, which has not improved in the last many years. The average pass percentage of the students has been hovering between 70% and 75%. Several efforts have been made by the government to increase the figures, but in vain. The school education department struggles every year to improve the pass percentage.

“Various problems are encountered by schools situated in remote areas. Lack of teachers and infrastructure are a few issues due to which the pass percentage could not be increased over the years,” UBSE secretary VP Simalti told Hindustan Times, citing reasons for the low pass percentage of the students.

To better the statistics, the board has decided to introduce multiple choice questions for the first time this year, but its success could only be ascertained after the examination results, sources said. “How can we expect better results if the students aren’t taking classes regularly or teachers are not available on most working days? This new system might help in providing options to students while attempting paper, but how much it will help students, this can only be known once exam results are declared,” said a government school teacher, quoting anonymity.

Meanwhile, over 12,000 teachers are currently being trained on marking pattern and other details.

Statistics at a glance

Total students to appear in 10th boards: 149486

Total students to appear in 12th boards: 132371

Total students: 2, 81, 857

Total examination centres: 1309

Sensitive examination centres: 230 (Topmost districts: Nainital-41, Pithoragarh- 15, Bageshwar-12, Champawat-13, Chamoli-26, US Nagar-22, Haridwar-5 and others)

First Published: Dec 05, 2017 21:06 IST