Class 12th Exams Begin In Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The annual board examinations for Class 12th, conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE), commenced in the Kashmir valley on Thursday.

Students appearing in the annual Class 12th examination being conducted by the J&K State Board of School Education in Kashmir valley on Thursday, November 12, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

An official said 73569 students comprising 74,465 from the valley and 15055 from Jammu winter zones are expected to appear for the examination.

He said that the examination centres have been almost doubled from the previous year to ensure adherence to social distancing norms.

Entry to examination centers is subject to a welcome temperature check. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

In order to prevent the spread of the infection, the authorities have put in place various preventive measures including social distancing norms and the use of masks and hand-sanitisers, he said.

The examination centres across the valley have also been fumigated to minimize the risk of the infection, he added.

Earlier, the government has announced 40 per cent relaxation in the syllabus for 10th and 12th examinations.

Srinagar Municipal Corporation workers fumigate the examination centres to minimize the risk of the infection. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

“The students have to attempt 60 percent of marks which will be given 100 percent weightage. The relaxation has been provided in view of the Covid. Normal schooling suffered this year and we could only rely on online classes,” said an official.


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