Imphal: Education minister S. Rajen Singh has explained modality of the marking for Class X and XII exams conducted by Board of Secondary Education Manipur and Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur which were cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The total number of candidates who had registered for appearing Class X exam, 2021 is 44068. These students are from 962 schools which are registered to the board. Toppers of the exams will not be announced this year, Rajen told reporters during a press conference held at the conference hall of the minister, here, on Saturday.
Rajen explained that for each student, the maximum marks to be assessed for each subject is 100. Out of this 100 marks, 20 marks are for Internal Assessment of the school, 30 marks are from previous class i.e. Class IX exam record and 50 marks will be considered on the basis of the performance of the students in pre board exams (term test and periodic test) conducted in their respective schools.
For class XII, 30 marks are from Class X record (three best subjects), 20 marks from Class XI and 50 Marks are from Class XII test exams conducted by the respective schools. Students who are not satisfied with the marking modalities can approach the concerned officials. Special exams will be arranged for those students. A total of 29517 students have registered for the council exam 2021, he added.
Regarding students who could not submit filled up exam forms in time due to the pandemic of Covid-19, the minister informed that education department alone cannot take decision in the regard. The matter will be referred to the cabinet meeting.
He said that there is an order of the Supreme Court to announce the result of classes X and XII before 31st July. The education department is also committed to announce the result before the deadline given by the apex court, he added.
Commissioner (education) M. Harekrishna, director, education (S) L. Nandakumar Singh, deputy secretary, education, T. Phulen Meitei, chairmen and secretaries of the board and Council, controllers of exams and other officials were also present during the press meet.