Keeping in mind the present academic session in Rajasthan, the education department of the state has decided that no student from classes 1 to 12 will be promoted without appearing for their monthly examinations. The government schools in the state have already commenced the exams on Thursday, September 09, 2021, while the private schools have been given time up to September 30, 2021, to start the exams. Students from classes 9 to 12 will be appearing for the examinations from their schools, while those belonging to classes 1 to 8 have to do the same from their homes. According to a source, even if the third wave of COVID-19 hits the state and the schools remain shut, students will not be promoted without appearing for the examinations.
Students will now have to appear for the written tests every month, and based on these tests, they will be promoted. Around 85 lakh students of the schools under the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) will be appearing for these tests. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there has been difficulty to hold examinations for the past two years, and hence, students have been promoted without any test. In order to overcome this problem, the government has instructed the schools to hold monthly tests, so that the students can be properly evaluated at the end of the academic year, even if a conventional annual exam cannot be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saurabh Swami, director of secondary education, Rajasthan, has stated that it is the duty of the parents and guardians to see if their wards are appearing for the exams properly or not. Also, students will also have to submit the rough work that they do during the examinations.
In terms of duration, the examinations in the government schools already started on September 09, 2021. The last date for submitting the answer scripts is September 13, 2021. The private schools have been asked to start the examinations by the end of this month. It has been stated that the education department will send the link for the syllabus. Meanwhile, the e-content that is available so far will be the syllabus for the upcoming tests. Moreover, there will be no test for those subjects which do not have e-content.
There will be one paper for all the subjects from classes 1 to 10. For classes 11 and 12, Hindi and English compulsory subjects will have one paper. However, the examination for the remaining optional subjects will be held separately. Please note that there will be 20 questions in each subject and every question will carry 01 mark.