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72000 students appear as class 12 exams start

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Srinagar: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Tuesday started the annual regular exams for class 12, officials said.
They said that the examination was conducted and all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) were followed by the students and the staff.
The board officials said that around 72,000 students were enrolled to appear in the examination of English papers in the Kashmir region in more than 700 designated examination centers.
“In all examination centers COVID-19 SOPs were followed in letter and spirit and the board did not receive complaints of any untoward incident,” the officials said.
Earlier, the JKBOSE announced syllabi relaxation of 30 percent for the annual board examination of 12th standard.
“In view of prevailing COVID-19 Pandemic, students appearing in the forthcoming Annual-Regular examinations of 2020-21 of classes 10th, 11th, and 12th of Kashmir division, winter Zone areas of Jammu division and UT of Ladakh are informed that they shall have to attempt only 70 percent marks from the question paper which shall be treated as 100 percent for result,” read the notification issued by the JKBOSE on August-14.
“The question papers will be set from the entire syllabus prescribed for the session. However, the students shall have to attempt questions having a weightage of 70 percent marks instead of attempting all the questions,” it added.
It states that the marks obtained by students who attempt less than 70 percent from the question paper shall be raised proportionately and for subjects having no practical course, the question paper shall be of 100 marks and the student has to attempt questions with a total of 70 marks.
“However, for such subjects which have both the theory and practical components, the concession will apply to the theory part only,” JKBOSE said.
The communiqué further states that the time allotted for attempting the question papers during examination has been reduced proportionately. (KNO)

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