Odisha Class 10, 12 board exams 2022 to be held offline, says chief secretary

Schools for Classes 8 to 10, colleges and universities will reopen in Odisha on February 7.

Odisha Class 10, 12 board exams 2022 to be held offline, says chief secretary Odisha to conduct offline board exams (Representational Image: Shutterstock)
Vagisha Kaushik | Feb 4, 2022 - 4:38 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Odisha government has decided to conduct Class 10, 12 board exams 2022 in offline mode. The government announced its decision amidst protest by students to cancel the exam. “Students must start preparing for the board exams to be conducted offline by their respective boards,” chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said, as per the Times of India report.

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Students were divided over mode of board exams 2022. However, as per the government order, "The examination of Classes up to Class 9 and for promotion of Class 11 students to Class 12 will be done through class assessment. Students may be allowed the option of taking examination either through online, offline or hybrid mode depending on the feasibility of the school."

Odisha Class 10, 12 exams will, however, be conducted as per the guidelines issued by the BSE, Odisha, the order stated.

Prabodh Panda, former controller of CHSE reportedly said that the state government may delay exams for a few months and will conduct it offline after completion of syllabus.

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Schools for Classes 8 to 10, colleges and universities will reopen in Odisha on February 7. The decision was taken keeping in view the decline in the COVID-19 cases across the state, Mohapatra said on Thursday. For students of kindergarten to Class 7, schools will reopen on February 14, he said.

Students will have the option to attend the classes offline, online or in a hybrid mode, he added. Short-term training and skill development training centres will also reopen from February 7, Mohapatra said, adding that the hostels have also been allowed to reopen.

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Mohapatra said students of KG to Class 9 will be promoted to the next class on the basis of classroom assessment, while students of classes 10 and 12 will have to appear in exams conducted by the respective boards.

The educational institutions were shut on January 10 in view of the third wave of the pandemic. The educational institutions would be suggested to hold bridge courses, short-term courses, doubt-clearing classes and other such sessions to make up for the study losses incurred by the students, the chief secretary said. "If required, the institutions may shorten the summer vacation," he said.


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