Kolkata: The education department of West Bengal has made pre-board examinations compulsory for the students of Class X and XII who are expected to sit for the 2022 board exams.
The call to hold a full-fledged test dawned from the idea that if there is no exam due to the new variant of Covid-19, Omicron, the test results will be taken into account for evaluating the performance of the students.
“As directed, it is hereby notified that the Heads of all recognized Secondary Schools under West Bengal Board of Secondary Education are being informed that the selection test for class 10 must be organised between 13th December, 2021 to 24 December, 2021,” the West Bengal Board of Secondary Exam, the class X exam conducting body, said in a detailed notification on Wednesday.
“It is further notified that every school must prepare the question papers of their own and mention the name of the Institution at the top of the question paper for the selection test of Class 10. The question papers of all recognized schools must be sent to the Board immediately after completion of each day of examination,” the notification was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
“The question paper pattern of Madhyamik Pariksha (SE), 2022 must be followed in preparation of question papers of the selection test for Class-X. Compliance to the aforesaid policy of the Board is binding upon all the schools,” the notification said.
Earlier, the West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Exam also took a similar call asking schools to hold a test for every theoretical paper for Class XII students by December 31.
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