The Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education has cancelled this year’s Class 10 Board exams and announced an alternative criteria for evaluation of merit. MPBSE has issued a detailed notice in this regard at the official website mpbse.nic.in indicating the Class 10 Board exams will not be held in 2021 due to the pandemic situation. Instead, merit of individual candidates will be evaluated on the basis of marks secured in mid-term exam/pre-board exam, unit tests and internal assessments.
As per the latest notice published by the MPBSE, various exams, including the Class 10 and Class 12 board exams were recently postponed for one month. However, now, the Board has decided not to conduct the Class 10 board exams at all and instead, resort to different criteria based on the academic performance of candidates during the year in exams/tests/assessments etc. conducted internally by affiliated schools.
With the Class 10 board exams cancelled by MPBSE, the new evaluation criteria will be based on mid-term/pre-boards, unit tests and internal assessments. A total of 100 marks will be distributed across these three criteria where mid-term/pre-boards will carry 50 marks weightage, unit tests will carry 30 marks weightage and internal assessments will carry 20 marks weightage. In this context, the past three year’s performance of the school in MPBSE board result will also be considered.
In light of the aforementioned alternative criteria adopted by the MPBSE for determining the merit of Class 10 board exam aspirants, it is evident that candidates who have not appeared in any of the internal tests/exams/assessments/mid-term/pre-board exams of respective schools will not be evaluated. Such candidates will have to repeat Class 10 and appear in subsequent board exams.
MPBSE has also notified that Class 10 level practical examinations in subjects like Science, NSQF and other relevant subjects will not be held this year. Candidates will be awarded marks by the concerned agency for practical examinations based on the overall performance throughout the year.
The Board has also decided that candidates have to secure at least 33% marks in order to pass the exam and get promoted to the next class. However, the notice also indicates that those who fail to secure the minimum marks will be awarded grace marks and promoted to the next class.
The complete details of the newly adopted criterion are available online at the official website of the MP Board of Secondary Education. Candidates are advised to go through the notice carefully to understand all aspects of the criterion. For the latest updates, candidates are advised to refer to the official website often.