The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) has collected 1400 admit cards from class 12th students and 400 from class 10th students who would appear in their exams scheduled to be held in March next year.
The JKBOSE officials said the admit cards for all the students of class 10th and 12th were issued to concerned schools for appearance of students in November session. "Some students decided to appear in March. Those who opted for March session were asked to return their admit cards if they had collected these from their schools. Some students had not collected their admit cards from their schools," the BOSE officials said.
They said students who opted for March session would be issued new admit cards and new exam centre notifications would be issued for them as well. "They will be allowed to appear in their exams on basis of new admit cards while as the previous admit cards issued to these students will stand cancelled," the officials said.
Interestingly, the JK government this year decided to hold two exams for the class 10th and 12th students after facing resentment for its decision to plan the said exams in the month of November.
However, the class 10th and 12th students who appeared in November exams were provided 50 percent relaxation in their syllabus by the government. The students appearing in their exams in March have to attempt 100 per cent of the question paper.
Already the exams for class 10th and 12th which started in mid-November culminated on December 3.
"We have started evaluation of answer papers for both class 10th and 12th students who appeared in their November exams. We are trying our best to complete the evaluation within a stipulated time and declare the results within 45 days," said joint Secretary Examinations (JKBOSE), Syed Abdul Rouf.
Officials said over 45000 students appeared for class 12th exams in November.
It's in place to mention here that around two dozen youth of class 10th and 12th were under Police detention when the secondary and higher secondary examinations conducted by Board of School Education were underway in Kashmir. "The students who lost the opportunity to appear in exams in November will be allowed to appear in exams in March 2017," the JKBOSE officials said.
"JK government would probably relax the rules in order to enable the detained or injured students to appear in the exams in March 2017," officials said.
They said that BOSE provided helpers to the 18 students including pellet victims and injured students as well who appeared in their exams which was scheduled in November.