Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) has decided to hold the class 12 board exams in the state from July 01, 2021. The exam will be held for HSC science and general stream. The detailed date sheet will be released officially in the upcoming days.
The announcement to hold the board exams was made by Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama. Gujarat board already announced its decision to hold the boards. However, dates were not announced back then. But after consultation with the Chief Minister of the state, Vijay Rupani, the decision to hold the class 12 board from July 1 has been finalised.
The exams will be held as per the existing system. Further, a few more details about the paper pattern were shared by the Minister. he said that the Science Stream paper would be held in two parts. Part 1 would have objective-type MCQ questions. Part 2 would have descriptive questions.
The reports further suggest both parts will be of 50 marks each. On the other hand, the arts stream students have to appear in a paper that will be subjective and will be of 100 marks.
For the detailed GSEB class 12 date sheet the candidates must stay updated with the official website of the board which is gseb.org.
On May 23, 2021, a high-level meet was held to mobilise the class 12 examination process. The states have been asked to submit their decision and opinion to the Union education ministry. Abiding by that, Gujarat has announced its decision. CBSE and the Education Ministry are expected to announce a decision on class 12 boards of CBSE schools on June 01, 2021.
On one hand, the state is preparing to hold the boards for the class 12 students, on the other, the class 10 students in the state will be mass promoted without any exams. Nearly 12 lakh students of class 10 will go to class 11 without any exams.
The Gujarat Board has already conducted the practical exam for the Science stream on March 30, 2021. The theory exams were scheduled to be held from May 10 to 25, 2021, however, were postponed due to the Covid-19 surge.
What about the other states?
Tamil Nadu school education minister, Anbil Mahesh on Tuesday said that the government is in favour of conducting the class 12 examination. State education minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary said that the Bihar government is in favour of CBSE’s decision to hold the examinations for class 12th students. The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) is conducting the class 12 exams from June 1 wherein the students need to report at the specified centres, collect their question paper and answer copies and submit it within 5 days. However, Rajasthan disagrees. The state government has said that it’s not in favour of conducting offline examinations.
For more details, read: Class 12 Board Exams 2021 Update – Round up of decisions taken by CBSE, State boards today