Starting from this academic year, Class X students will have to take their annual exam for a total of 80 marks instead of the usual 100 marks. The remaining 20 marks will be given based on the assessment in various aspects throughout the year by the schools themselves.
The Telangana government issued orders to this effect on Tuesday. The government has also retained the provision of 11 theory papers – all subjects will have two papers except for second language as usual. In fact, in the united AP, orders were issued in May to decrease the total number of papers from 11 to nine – with only a single paper for third language paper.
Each paper will have 40 marks each. With 20 marks from the internal assessment, the grand total of each subject will be 100 marks.
In order to familiarise the students, the exam pattern will be followed for class IX students also in the state government run schools.
Citing manpower and time constraints, the government has decided not to allow revaluation of papers from the next academic year.
From now on, students will only have the facility of recounting and reverification.
In another decision which would have far-reaching implications, it was decided to cancel the existing facility of students appearing for SSC public examinations without regular study. Instead, such candidates should appear for Class X exams through national or state open school systems, the orders said.
Pointing out at the lack of adequate teachers for composite courses in language subjects such as Telugu, Sanskrit, Urdu and Hindi/ Arabic/ Persia and, Marathi and Hindi, the government has decided to do way with the system.
Source: The New Indian Express