CUTTACK: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) released details on Monday including a timetable and guidelines for conducting Summative Assessment-2 for students in Class 10, Madhyama Course and Final Examination of the State Open School Certificate (SOSC) Examination, 2022. The examinations are to be held from April 29 to May 7.
Briefing the media, BSE officials said that while summative assessment-2 is compulsory for students taking the High School Certificate (HSC) course and Madhyama course, the result will be processed according to three procedures.
“The jury will adopt three procedures to award the final marks. In the first procedure, the marks obtained by the students in the summative assessment-1 and in four formative assessments (FA) will be doubled. In the second procedure, the marks obtained in summative assessment-2 will be doubled and in the third procedure, a weighting of 20% will be assigned to the formative assessment, a weighting of 30% will be assigned to the summative assessment-1 and 50% weighting in the formative assessment. summative assessment-2,” ESB President Ramasish Hazra said, adding that the highest score obtained by students in three procedures will be considered as the final result.
The first session of the exam will begin at 8 a.m. and the second from 11 a.m. HSC students will take the exam in the first sitting while the Madhayama exam which will take place in the second sitting will take place over two days. The SOSC exam will take place in the second sitting in three exam days.
Students will have an additional 15 minutes on the math exam. For all subjects except professional trades and third-language professional trades, the exam will be based on a total of 80 points, including 30 points for subjective questions and 50 points for objective or multiple-choice questions.
As per BSE notification, while Summative Assessment-2 for Second Language for English, Hindi and Environment and Population Education (only for hearing impaired candidates) will take place April 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Math will be on May. 2 from 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Similarly, General Science, First Languages Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu and Alternative English and Third Languages Hindi, Sanskrit, Odia and Parsi, and Social Sciences will be taught on 4, 5, 6 and 7 May respectively.