The UP Board is will be conducting the board examinations in the state in a new pattern from the 2022 session. As per the New Education Policy, there will be a change in the examination pattern. Subsequently, the Board has asked all the schools to hold the half-yearly examinations by this month. In fact, in many schools, the exams are likely to start from November 11 and continue till November 15. Nearly, all the schools and colleges have already released the timetable for the upcoming half-yearly examinations.
The Board has further instructed the schools to hold the half-yearly examination for classes 9 and 11 using the OMR sheet. Just like CBSE, the board exams in the state will be held in two phases. For that, the Board has released the examination pattern. The examination for the first session will be an MCQ-based test in which students will mark their answers in an OMR sheet. The first phase or the half-yearly examinations will be for 70 marks. A new 50+20+30 marking formula has been developed to hold the examinations. While the 20 marks exam will be MCQ-based, the 50 marks paper will be written as per the old policy.
The MCQ test of 20 marks will be conducted using the OMR sheet. However, the remaining 30 marks will be based on internal assessments. The reason why a section of the examination will be held using the OMR sheet is that it will help the students in the future. In other words, it will also be a practice for the students that will help them in the competitive examinations in the future. If the students practice from now on, then they are unlikely to face problems in the future.
For the first time, the marks scored by the students in the Board exams from classes 9 to 12 will be uploaded on the official website. As per the instructions of the UP Board, the schools will have to upload the marks on the website by December 2021. Students of class 9 will also have to appear for a practical examination along with the written one. The marks will also be uploaded to the website.
CBSE has already adopted this method for its classes 9 and 11 students. Out of the 100 marks papers, 30 marks have been assigned for the internal assessments while 70 marks are kept for the written examination. Moreover, out of these 70 marks, 35 marks is will be MCQ-based and the students have to use an OMR sheet while the remaining 35 marks will follow a descriptive pattern.