September 21, 2018

BSEB plans changes for better marks

Patna: Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairman Anand Kishor said on Monday that the board was mooting changes in the marking pattern to remove the huge gap between marks obtained by BSEB students and those of other central or state boards. He announced that the Class X board results will be out on June 20.

Traditionally, BSEB students do not score as high as students of CBSE, ICSE or boards in states like Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh.

Bihar board toppers get 87 or 88 per cent of the full marks, leading to a situation in which they do not get admission into reputed colleges in New Delhi or other metros. Those seats are grabbed by several thousands of students of other boards whose marks are over 90 percentiles. “The marking pattern in BSEB is such that fewer marks are given to students. We are trying to change this by increasing objective (multiple-choice) questions in comparison to subjective questions. We are also moving proposals to introduce moderation in evaluation of answer-sheets,” Kishor said.

He was speaking on the sidelines of Lok Samvad after CM Nitish Kumar directed him to reply to journalists’ queries.

Kishor rejected insinuations that Class X board exam results were delayed, pointing out that results were declared on June 22 last year and will be declared on June 20 this year.

He also pointed at incorrect reports about Class XII board results in some dailies and said BSEB had put out a half-page advertisements to put things in correct perspective.

Compartmental exam

BSEB has changed the dates for filling application forms for Intermediate compartmental exam. It was earlier from June 11 to 15 and has now been changed to June 15 to 22.

Kishor also clarified that there was no cut-off attendance percentage for students appearing in board exams. It depended on the satisfaction of the schools and colleges, he said. He also pointed that priority evaluation is done for students who qualify technical courses entrance examinations like NEET or JEE.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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