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Odisha matric exam from April 29, three-tier methods for evaluation

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Friday announced the dates for the conduct of annual Matriculation Examinations for the year 2022.

Odisha Chief Secretary, Suresh Mohapatra informed that the matriculation or the high school certificate examination (HSC), Madhyama Sanskrit Examination, and Odisha State Open School Examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) will begin from April 29 and conclude on May 6.

The government has decided to evaluate students by adopting three different methods.

Mohapatra informed that the summative assessment-II exam for the students will be mandatory and the matriculation results will be published based on a three-tier evaluation criteria fixed by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha.

“After receiving genuine feedback from academicians, educationists and all stakeholders, the State Government has decided three alternate methods of assessment for evaluation,” he said.

The evaluation will be done on the basis of scores achieved in Summative Assessment-I, Summative Assessment-II and Internal Assessment.

Giving details about the methods, Mohapatra said, “The examinations will be evaluated by making the results of Summative Assessment-I and Internal Assessment two times higher and by doubling the marks of Summative Assessment-II that will be held in April last week.”

 “The evaluation will be made on 20% of Internal Assessment, 30% of Summative Assessment-I and 50% of Summative Assessment-II. Marks of every student will be decided based on these three methods. The highest scores in these methods will be considered as the final marks,” he added.

“As per the decision, the students will appear in one subject in one day instead of the two sittings. The students will appear in the Summative Assessment-II in their respective schools. If not feasible to conduct the examination in respective schools, arrangement will be made for students to appear in the examination in a nearby school,” the Chief Secretary added.

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