August 19, 2018

No socks or shoes in matric retest

Patna: Around 2.17 lakh students will appear for the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) matriculation compartmental examination from July 31 to August 2.

The students have failed in one or two subjects in the matriculation examination.

BSEB has decided to take strict measures to ensure that students cannot resort to unfair means during the test. Students wearing shoes and shocks will not be allowed to take the examination. BSEB has asked students to come for the examination wearing slippers.

BSEB this year had banned students from wearing shoes and socks in the examination on the lines of competitive examinations such as Neet. The new guidelines have incurred the wrath of Opposition parties and academicians, as they have blamed the school examination board from diverting from the real issue.

BSEB chairman Anand Kishor said: “Strict measures during the examination will include surveillance by closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras. Like matriculation examination, the entry of mobiles and other electronic gadgets will be banned at examination centres.”

For the compartmental test, the BSEB will introduce eight different sets of papers. Questions in the eight different sets will be identical but will be shuffled and will bear different numbers so that students cannot indulge in adopting unfair means. The examination will be held in two shifts.

The matriculation results were declared on June 26 in which around 68.89 per cent, which is nearly 18 per cent higher than the previous year, passed the test. Like previous years, the girls and students from Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya (Jamui) bagged the four positions in the top-10 ranks.

Prerna Raj, a student of Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya, topped the matriculation examination by securing 457 marks out of a total of 500 marks, followed by her mates, Pragya and Sikha Kumari, from the same school who clinched 454 marks respectively. The results were earlier scheduled to be declared on June 20, but it was deferred after the disappearance of 42,000 copies from an a school in Gopalganj district.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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