NOIDA- Disappointed with the passing marks attained by the students in the board examinations of Classes X and XII constantly for past three years, the state board has taken the move to provide more alternatives to opt from at the time of answering the subjective type questions. The revised format for the same will be effective from the board examinations of the year 2019.
This step was taken when the state board has announced the inclusion of 50 per cent objective type questions from the year 2018 onwards. Previously, the paper of Class XII used to contain 40 per cent objective type questions and there were no MCQs in Class X.
Anand Kishore, BSEB chairperson quoted, “We are altering the pattern of the examination with an objective to improvise the passing marks of the students and also to increase their percentage. With this, the students will be able to pursue good career and undergo best courses from reputed institutions in and outside Bihar.”
Putting some light on the revised format, one of the BSEB officials stated, “Now, the students are supposed to pick five questions out of the given fifteen subjective type questions in a paper. It implies that in case the student has prepared only 50% of the complete syllabus, he or she would be able to attempt the questions in the paper. The state board has uploaded the model papers of Class X for 20 subjects and the rest four subjects will be uploaded later”.
The students of Class X or XII will have to give exams of five subjects. Till the board exams of this year, the students are supposed to answer any one of the two options given in every subjective question.
On the other side, Rajmani Prasad Singh, the former BSEB chairperson said, “The Board should not do hurry while introducing any kind of pattern. These types of measures are short-term and can only be supportive to the weak students but might not be much useful to the merit holders.”