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No board exams for 8th, 9th standard students: Govt

T2 exams of 8th, 9th standard to be conducted at school level for current session

The government has said that term-end board examinations of 8th and 9th standard shall be

conducted at school level for the current session in face-to-face offline mode.

Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), Tassaduq Hussain Mir said that the examination
for these classes would be conducted by the concerned schools and they shall follow the same
pattern of preious academic years to assess the students accordingly.

In an official communiqué of DSEK said, “DSEK received a communication last year from
Director State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) wherein it was stated that
the T2 examination of Class 8th and 9th shall be conducted at school level for the session in

face-to-face ofline mode with all COVID-19 SOPs in place as per the discussion held with
administrative Secretary of School Education Department.”

It further states that the concerned schools shall set the question papers and the sample papers
shall be prepared by Educational Research Survey and Assessment (ERSA) wing of SCERT
or Curriculum Material Development and Evaluation (CMDE) wings of District Institute of
Education and Trainings (DIET) as per the assessment scheme in vogue with a 40 percent
choice to the students, keeping in view the psyche or mental anxiety and prevailing COVID-19
pandemic.

The director said, “The concerned schools will follow the same pattern and will assess the
students accordingly.”

The examinations shall be conducted by Director of School Education through the concerned
directorates by strictly following COVID-19 SOPs issued by Government from time to time.

“The evaluation shall be done at complex head level and result compilation at DIET and the
concerned DIETs shall issue the achievement cards for the class, students depicting their

result,” it reads.

Source: RK

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