Students to be Exempted from Appearing Pre-Board Exams for Classes 10 & 12 in West Bengal

The students of class 10-12th in West Bengal will be passed without giving pre-boards

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declared on Wednesday that there will be no pre-board or selection tests for students of class 10th and 12th in the year 2021 because of the coronavirus situation. In addition to that, the CM also announced that Madhyamik that usually takes place in February, and H.S in March are postponed for the time being. The decision of the Government to let the students sit directly in the final exams clearly reveals the concern for the safety of students’ health.

Previously an attempt was made about the reopening of the schools in Bengal after Kali Puja. But in view of the increasing cases of covid19, the Chief Minister discarded such speculations and prolonged the school closure duration. The syllabus committee of Madhyamik Board and the H.S council still has not informed the students about the curtailment of the syllabus. The cut in the syllabus seems inevitable as a large part of the candidates find it difficult to access the virtual classes provided by few Govt. aided schools.

Although the normal secretary of West Bengal Government School Teachers’ Association Mr. Saugata Basu has expressed his worries regarding the matter mentioning that students are going to face problems in the final without appearing for the annual exams. In the absence of selection tests, the essence of self-evaluation cannot be quantified and to judge the merit of the students remains a far-off dream.

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