Bhubaneswar: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) in Odisha has effected certain changes in the procedure of examination for Class X (matriculation) students in the state.
As per the decision taken by the School and Mass Education department, the BSE has decided to discontinue with the Summative I and Summative II examinations for the Class X students.
The board will conduct an annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination for Class X students in Odisha,” said BSE President Ramsis Hazra at a presser in Cuttack today.
The schools will conduct a half-yearly examination for the Class X students to make them acquainted with the question formats. The BSE will provide question papers for the half-yearly examination, Hazra added.
“The BSE will send the question papers to the District Education Officers (DEOs). The schools will collect the question papers from the DEOs,” said Hazra.
The board has also decided to conduct an annual examination for Class IX students by discontinuing the system of Summative I and Summative II examinations, said the BSE President.
“The BSE will provide question papers for the annual examination of Class IX students through the DEOs,” he added.
The board will conduct the Supplementary Examination for students who have failed to clear the annual HSC examination, he said.
Notably, the BSE had introduced two Summative Examinations for Class X students in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Two Summative examinations were introduced for the Class X students during the pandemic. The pandemic is over now. So, the board has decided to return to the old format of annual examination,” said a BSE official.