Noida- Bihar Board exams 2019 are going to start from 6 February and 21 February, respectively. The chairman of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), Anand Kishor has informed about it in an Interview held with Faryal Rumi. He said the exam will take place from 6 February across the state and the board has also made some changes in the exam pattern. This year, the Board has increased the number of long answer type questions in the exam.
Anand Kishor said that the board is committed to conduct board exam fairly, for that the board has prepared 10 sets of questions which are totally different from each other. Inside the exam hall, nobody, including teachers, will be allowed to take calls or use cell phones. There is no chance of the papers going leak. The board is trying to make this exam more student-friendly, for this, the board has introduced bar-coded answer copies with details of students printed on the first page. The students will have to fill only three blanks – medium of examination, signature and set number of question paper. The Bihar Board is also going to launch a mobile app which will help students locate their exam centres across the state.
As per the statement was given by the chairman of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), the students who are going to appear in the board exam will have no chance to cheat in the exam hall. The students have already been asked not to wear socks and shoes and will be searched twice before entering the examination hall. The student, who will be caught using unfair means during the exams, will be suspended immediately.
As the students from many boards are unable to secure marks more than 85% which decrease the chances of their admission into prominent universities in India, the board has decided to increase the number of long answer type questions this year. In the exam paper, there will be a total 27 subjective questions carrying three and five marks and the students will be free to attempt 15 questions of their choice. The board has also organized a workshop-cum-training programme for evaluators and asked them to award partial and step-wise marks to students.
The board is also taking initiatives to improve the style of functioning. Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has set up nine regional centres in Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Purnia, Chhapra, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Munger and Saharsa whose permanent offices will start functioning from this year.