The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education is going to make some changes in the question paper pattern of class 9 and 11. The modifications will be made from the next academic session. The HP Board is planning to change the number of MCQs in the question paper of class 9 and class 11.
The board will also take the suggestions from the board teachers regarding the changes. After that, it will be decided whether the question paper would have multiple choice questions or not. HPBOSE has determined to design the question papers of the annual exams by following the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA). However, the changes will be done on the basis of the suggestions given by the teachers and experts.
HPBOSE is conducting the board exams of class 9 and 11 under PISA. According to this pattern, there will be 20% multiple choice questions in Science of class 9 and 20% MCQs will be asked in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of class 11. The other subjects will contain 15% MCQs of the total asked questions.
The Public Relations Officer of the HP Board has also said that from the next academic session, the teachers will go through various workshops in which they will be able to give the suggestions about the question paper pattern. On the basis of the workshop, the new paper format will be made.
The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education was formed in the year 1969. Initially, its headquarter was in Shimla. However, in January 1983, the headquarter shifted to Dharamshala from Shimla. At the initial level, the board was started with a staff of 34 officials. Soon after, the number of employees increased to 643. The board is popular among the students as HPBOSE. HPBOSE prescribes the syllabus and textbooks to the affiliated schools. At present, the HP BOard does nit only conducts the exams for class 10 and 12 students but also it conducts the exams such as J.B.T and T.T.C.
As per the reports, annually, around 5 lakhs students appear in the examination. At present, more than 8000 schools are affiliated with the Board. For the board exams, the board has set up 1846 examination centres throughout the state.