Bhubaneswar: Amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha has come up with a New Scheme of Assessment for the session 2021-22 both for Class IX and Class X.
No examinations have been conducted either at school or Board level in Class-IX during the session 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 situation.
This year Board of Secondary Education had to cancel the year end board examinations due to second wave of the Pandemic and publish the results basing on Alternative Method of Assessment.
B.S.E., Odisha has developed a New Scheme of Examination both for class -lx & X of HSC and Madhyama course to be introduced exclusively for the current academic session 2021-22 owing to the novel corona virus pandemic which has been approved by the Government, Department of school and Mass Education.
There will be two term-end examinations.
* First exam at the end of Term-1 during 3rd week of November, 2021 covering 50 percent of the total syllabus. The pattern of Examination will be multiple choice questions of 20 marks and subjective questions of 20 marks of 1 hour total duration. The examination will be conducted at schools and questions will be prepared by the BSE, Odisha. The evaluation will be carried out by a neutral school to be notified by the Board.
* The final examination will be conducted at the end of second term during second week of April,2022. Questions will come from the entire syllabus. However, 30 percent of the questions will be from the first 50 percent of the syllabus and the rest 70 percent of the questions will be set from the second 50 percent of the syllabus. The pattern of examination will be multiple choice questions of 50 marks and subjective questions of 30 marks. The tests will be of two hours duration while questions will be set by BSE, Odisha. The examination will be conducted at schools and evaluation will be done by neutral school to be notified by the Board.
In case the term-end examinations could not be conducted at schools, the students can appear the examinations at their homes and submit the answer books with the schools in scheduled time.
Weightage to be given for final results:
Internal Assessment– 20%.
First Term-end Examination– 30%.
Final Examination (Second Term-end Examination)– 50 %.
Exam Scheme for Class-IX students
There will be two examinations, one each at the end of each term. Both the examination will be directly conducted by the Board. The students will have to fill up the forms online to appear at the examination centres selected by the Board.
* First examination will be conducted during the last week of November 2021. The pattern of examination will be of multiple choice questions of 50 marks of 1 hour duration to be answered in OMR answer sheets. Questions will be from first 50 percent of the syllabus. Evaluation will be done by the Board through computer.
* Final examination will be conducted during last week of April 2022 while the pattern of examination will be multiple choice questions of 50 marks and subjective questions of 30 marks. Questions will be set from the whole syllabus. Multiple choice questions will be answered in OMR answer sheets.
ln case the examinations could not be held due to worsening of pandemic situation, the students will have to appear the examination from home. Evaluation will be done by neutral school and marks shall be uploaded in Board’s portal to be notified by the Board. The District Education officers will determine the neutral schools where evaluation will be done.
Mode of assessment for different situations for Class-X students
* In case both the examinations are conducted, the results will be processed taking into account the following weightage for different examinations.
First Term-end Examination: 30%.
Final Examination (Second Term-end Examination): 50 %.
However, the difference between internal assessment marks and Term End examination marks should be within 30%. In case the percentage of difference is more with internal Assessment on higher side, the marks of internal Assessment will be brought down so that the difference in percentage remains at 30 % level.
* In case the first term end examination could not be held and final exam is conducted.
The results will be processed as per the marks obtained in final examination along with the internal Assessments marks and marks obtained in first term examination conducted at home with the weightage as given below.
Internal Assessment: 20%.
First Term-end Examination: 20%.
Final Examination (Second Term-end Examination): 60 %.
* In case the first term is held and the final exam could not be conducted.
The results will be processed as per the marks obtained at the first term-end examination along with the performance of candidates in internal Assessment and Final examination conducted at home with the following weightage:
Internal Assessment: 20%.
First Term End Examination: 50%.
Final Examination (Second Term end Examination): 30 %.
However, the marks of final year examination will be moderated as per the moderation policy of the Board and difference in percentage of marks between internal assessment and first term end examination shall be brought down to 30 percent in case internal mark is in higher side.
* In case both the examinations are cancelled.
The following weightage will be given to different examinations for determination of school wise merit list. Last 5 year results will be analysed and results will be published basing on moderation policy of the Board to ensure validity and reliability of the assessment.
Internal assessment: 20%.
First term end examination: 30%.
Final Examination (Second Term end Examination): 50%.