JKBOSE 10th Practical Exam: The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has announced that Class 10 students will not have to take practical exams this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the board will use the internal tests conducted by schools during the academic session to evaluate students.
To be specific, Lal Hussain, Joint Secretary, Examination, BOSE, has explained that schools will send the 20 marks internal results of the students to the board, which will be used for assessment purposes. This procedure has been followed in previous years as well. However, external practicals will still be held for Class 11 and 12.
In the soft zones of Kashmir, the Class 10 exam was recently concluded, with over 63,500 students appearing for the matriculation exam. The Class 12 exam will begin on April 11, while the Class 11 exam will start on April 12.
The Jammu and Kashmir government had shifted the academic session to March last year to align with the National Education Policy (NEP). Meanwhile, admission to the next classes has already started in Kashmir, with various schools issuing admission forms to students. Private schools have also completed their admission process.
The government’s decision to provisionally promote Class 10 students to the next class has helped prevent academic loss. As per the ‘Uniform Academic Calendar,’ students who appear in Class 10 and 11 exams will be provisionally admitted to Class 11th and 12th, respectively, after the board examination. If a student fails in the bi-annual examination, provisional admission shall be canceled.
Given the current pandemic situation, the decision to not conduct practical exams for Class 10 students in Jammu and Kashmir is essential to ensure the safety and well-being of students while continuing their education. Relying on internal tests conducted by schools will ensure that the evaluation process is fair and accurate.