Bhubaneswar: Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash has directed the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) Tuesday to change the schedule of the Plus-II Science Examinations-2022. The CHSE had released the schedule March 24. Many students, however, objected to the timetable as there was less time between exams. Acknowledging the grievance of the students, the minister has directed the CHSE to make the necessary changes to the routine.
Dash informed that students of 1,586 high schools will appear in this year’s annual Plus-II exams. The exams will be conducted at 1,148 locations, with CCTV cameras installed at each of the places.
In view of the Covid-19 19 situation, the Odisha government has decided to take the following ‘sympathetic’ steps.
- All practical examinations shall be conducted internally by the Higher Secondary Schools with their own teachers.
- 20% weightage in both theory and practical will be given from the performance of the students in quarter-end examinations which were conducted by the schools internally. For this purpose, their performance in best two internal tests out of three shall be taken into account.
- Every student will be assessed in two separate schemes in a paper.
- Performance of the candidates based on their performance only in Annual HS Examination.
- 80% weightage on the basis of performance in Annual HS Examination and 20% weightage from the performance in quarter-end examinations.
- Highest of the marks obtained by the students in above two schemes shall be the final mark in that paper.
- While calculating 20% weightage of quarter-end examination and 80% weightage on annual examination, every fraction will be rounded off to the next whole number.
- Keeping in view the hot weather condition, the examinations will be conducted in one sitting everyday from 9.00AM.