After a high-level meeting with the central government, the Bihar Secondary Education Board (BSEB) has reportedly, announced the exam dates for Class 10 and 12 board exams 2022. The board exam pattern will also undergo significant changes to test the intellectual capacity of students. These claims have been widely circulated by online and local news reports without any confirmation by the Bihar board. However, with the Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) and CBSE also introducing major changes in their board exams, an official announcement is expected to come out soon, in this regard.
As per local news reports, a high-level meeting was recently held between BSEB and the Ministry of Education. In the meeting, it was decided that the Class 10 and 12 board exams will be held in February 2021. The exact date sheet will be released soon on the state board’s official website biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in. Already the state board has concluded the Class 10 board exam registrations and released a dummy admit card on the official portal. Additionally, three major developments have been decided concerning the paper pattern and attendance.
In the board exams for the academic year 2021-22, the paper will be created to test a candidate’s knowledge base and intellectual capacity. Invariably, BSEB may be hinting at converting the board exams from theoretical to MCQ-based. Candidates will have to mark the correct answer in the OMR sheet by filling in the appropriate circles. They will have 2-3 hours to finish the MCQ test and additional time to fill the OMR sheet.
Till the academic year 2020-21, state board schools in Bihar had their dedicated syllabus based on which, board exams were conducted. This year, however, students will have to study the NCERT syllabus of Class 10 and 12 to prepare for their final exams. This decision was also taken in the recent meeting.
Apart from introducing changes into the Bihar Class 10 and 12 board exam pattern, authorities have reportedly, decided to not provide any weightage to attendance. Till last year, candidates required a minimum of 50-70% attendance to register for board exams. However, this prerequisite has now, been scrapped, much to the delight of state board students.
Students must note that the above-mentioned announcements are only based on local news reports. BSEB is yet to make any announcements to either confirm or reject these claims. It is expected that BSEB will be making announcements regarding these circulations in the days to come while also releasing the date sheet for Class 10 and 12 board exams.