he annual board examinations for Class 12th conducted by the J&K State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) commenced in Kashmir on Tuesday with COVID-19 safety measures in place.
The students at the various examination centers in and outside Srinagar district were seen adhering to the COVID SOPs like wearing masks, sanitizing hands and maintaining social distancing.
The board official said that around 72,000 students were enrolled to appear in the examination of English papers in the Kashmir region in more than 700 designated examination centers.
The examination was conducted smoothly with almost full attendance in adherence to Covid-19 SOPs, the officials said.
“In all examinations, centers COVID-19 SOPs were followed in spirit and letter and the board did not receive complaints of any untoward incident,” the official said.
The candidates were briefed about the syllabi relaxation granted in the examination, they said.
The state executive committee of the department of Disaster Management Jammu and Kashmir has already ordered that students appearing in the examination should carry their parents’ consent along on each day of their examination.
The students appearing in class X and XII annual examination have been given 30 percent relaxations in syllabus by the Board in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
“In view of prevailing COVID-19 Pandemic, students appearing in the forthcoming Annual-Regular examinations of 2020-21 of classes 10th, 11th, and 12th of Kashmir division, winter Zone areas of Jammu division and UT of Ladakh are informed that they shall have to attempt only 70 percent marks from the question paper which shall be treated as 100 percent for result,” reads the notification issued by the JKBOSE on August-14,
“The question papers will be set from the entire syllabus prescribed for the session. However, the students shall have to attempt questions having a weightage of 70 percent marks instead of attempting all the questions,” it reads.