BSE Odisha to do Away With 2 Summative Assessments, Bring Back Old Pattern for 10th Board Exams

BSE Odisha also said that the burden on students will reduce after adopting a single annual exam (Representational image).

BSE Odisha also said that the burden on students will reduce after adopting a single annual exam (Representational image).

BSE Odisha Board is conducting two summative exams for class 10 and 9 for the last two years after the Covid pandemic.

In a major development, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha has decided to revert to the annual exam pattern for class 10 and 9 students of government higher secondary schools across the state. The board has been conducting two summative examinations for these classes for the last two years since the Covid pandemic.

BSE Chairman, Ramashish Hazra said, “It has been decided to go back to the old system of conducting annual exams from this academic session, instead of two summative assessments. Half-yearly exams will be introduced in class 10 as well. The board will provide question papers However, the board will provide the question paper to the District Education Officers for class 9 students only.

For Class 9 students, BSE said it will not conduct the exam, rather it will only provide question papers to district education officers. BSE also said that after adopting a single annual examination, the burden on the students would be less.

“The state government has decided to reintroduce the old pattern of matriculation examination. It will reduce the burden and will be helpful for us,” said a student.

Meanwhile, the Odisha Board of Secondary Education (BSE) announced Matriculation or HSC exam result on May 20, A total of 5,21,444 candidates had appeared in the annual state board exam for the year 2023, out of which 5,12,460 passed the exam successfully. The overall pass percentage is 96.19 percent. This year the pass rate for girls is 97.05% and for boys it is 95.75%.

The best performance of students was in Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur districts, each securing 97.99 per cent pass percentage, while Malkanagari district was at the bottom with 92.68 per cent pass percentage. Out of the total pass outs, 2,58,827 were girls and 2,53,633 were boys. The exam was conducted from March 10 to March 20, 2023 at 3218 centers across the state.