Class X, XII exams to be held in March: J&K government implements ‘Uniform Academic Calendar’
Srinagar, : Jammu and Kashmir government has shifted the academic session to March in sync with National Education Policy (NEP).
According to an order issued by Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary, School Education Department, a committee was constituted for the implementation of the “Uniform Academic Calendar”.
“The theory examination in UT of Jammu and Kashmir be conducted from Ist week of March as per the present Academic calendar of Jammu Summer Zone (except in difficult areas of Jammu region) and some areas of Kashmir region,” reads an order.
Furthermore, the examination in these difficult areas shall be delayed and held from the 2nd week of April as per the calendar proposed when these areas are fully accessible and the delivery of the examination stationary and confidential material is ensured.
“Even though if examination in these difficult areas shall be conducted separately, the result of these examinations can be declared simultaneously, as although the difficult areas constitute approx. 30-35% of the area of the UT, the total number of students from these areas is not more than approx. 10-12%, since the areas are sparsely populated and the evaluation of Answer Scripts shall take less time.”
As per the ‘Uniform Academic calendar, the students who appear in Class 10 and 11 examinations shall be provisionally admitted in Class 11th and 12th respectively after the conclusion of the Board examination.
“Students, who are declared unsuccessful in the results, shall be permitted to continue their studies in Class 11th and 12th till the result of the Biannual/Annual Private examination are declared. In respect of the candidates who fail to pass in Bi-annual examination, provisional admission shall be canceled,” reads an order.
J&K Board of School Education shall restructure the examination schedule from Classes 10th to 12th as under Annual (Regular) examination of Jammu Division/Kashmir Division excluding hard zones/areas shall be held in March. b. Annual (Regular) examination of hard zones/areas of Jammu Division and Kashmir Division/Union territory of Ladakh shall be held in April.
However, the result of the Annual (Regular) examination of the Jammu Division/ Kashmir Division including hard zones/areas and Union territory of Ladakh shall be declared in June.
The Annual Private/Bi-annual examination in Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir/ Union territory of Ladakh shall be held in August and its result shall be declared in October. e J&K Board of School Education shall issue a detailed examination schedule including the schedule for submission of the application form.
J&K Board of School Education has been asked to notify the list of hard zones/difficult areas separately. & Other Schedules viz. Registration, renewal of Registration, Migration, Inter-School Migration, Eligibility, Subject change, etc shall also be notified separately by the J&K Board of School Education.
“The above examination schedule shall be applicable with immediate effect from the current session,” reads an order.