No plan to change Bengal council exam schedule: Authorities
There are no plans to change the schedule for the next offline exams in West Bengal at this time, as the dates decided are three to four months away and the COVID-19 situation may improve by then. authorities said Thursday.
Class 12 exams are scheduled to take place from April 2 to 20, and class 10 exams from March 7 to 16.
The president of the Upper Secondary Education Council, Chiranjib Bhattacharya, told PTI: “It is not possible to take exams online. Many students in rural areas will not be able to afford smartphones with high-speed internet. We would like to organize the exams offline. There are no plans to change the schedule at this time. ” He also said the council hoped this year’s students ” would not have to struggle like those who did in the two last years”.
“We cannot predict the turn of events. We can only hope that things will improve, ” Bhattacharya said.
Kalyanmoy Ganguly, chairman of the West Bengal Secondary Education Council, said it would not be wise to speculate on the examination mode so soon.
We will not be thinking of alternative evaluation criteria at this time. Arrangements to organize offline testing are in full swing, ”he said.
Secondary exams were held offline in 2020. Last year, however, exams were canceled amid the raging second wave of the pandemic. The authorities had to come up with an alternative method to assess the students.
Upper secondary exams, which had started in 2020 before the pandemic, were scrapped midway due to the pandemic, forcing the board to design a formula for assigning grades to students. In 2021, no exams took place, with authorities developing different assessment criteria for students.
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