TN Board HSE exams 2019 are beginning from today i.e. March 01, 2019. The old syllabus and new syllabus candidates’ first exam is Language. The Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has also wished the students to do well in the exams. However, still, the students of class 12 are confused over the new exam pattern. After the modification in the exam pattern, this is the first batch which is going to appear for the exams. So, the students are unclear and nervous due to the changes in the board exam pattern.
As per the new exam pattern, the exam duration has been reduced from three hours to two and a half hours. Earlier, the board uses to assign 200 marks to each subject. But now, the board has reduced it to 100 per subject rather than 200. Also, the question papers of Language and English have been merged. Initially, these papers were separate.
On the other hand, the students were also anxious because the board had not released the blueprints and had not explained the topics and the respective marks from each section. So, the, candidates are confused about which portion of the syllabus would have how man marks. Although the Directorate of Government Examinations had issued the sample or model papers. But it did not release the relevant answer key. The model papers were prepared by the Tamil Nadu State Council for Educational Research and Training.
As per a senior department official, this step was an effort to train the students so that they do not depend on the textbooks and on the back of the book questions.
As per DGE TN, there will be no multiple choice questions in the exams. Instead of the objective questions, the students will have the fill in the blanks. Also, the assertion-reasoning type questions will be asked in the same section.
The modification in the exam pattern was announced a few weeks before the exams which have created confusion among the students and parents.
This year the board exams of Tamil Nadu board will be held at 7,081 centres. In the current year, the number of examination centers has been increased by 150. Now, the students are not required to travel more than 10 km to appear for the board exams.
Also, to prevent the paper leak, the board has found 691 routes through which question papers will be carried to the exam centres. Also, with the same route, the answer sheets of the candidates will be transported to the control rooms. The board has also reduced the number of private school teachers employed in the examination process. From 50,000, it has been drastically reduced to 2,000 for language and English exams.
The second exam of class 12 is on March 05, 2019 for English. The examinations will end on March 19, 2019.