The annual assessments for class 5 and 8 state board students in Karnataka is set to take place at the end of March after a delay.
This comes after the Karnataka High Court granted permission to the state government to conduct these board assessments earlier this week. It may be recollected that the Registered Unaided Private Schools Association (RUPSA) had petitioned the court against conducting these exams citing it was a sudden decision and not in the interest of students.
While for class 5, exams are scheduled between March 27 and 30, that for class 8 will be held between March 20 and April 1 according to an official communication by the Karnataka State Quality Assessment and Accreditation Council.
The examinations will be conducted in their respective schools and the question paper will be set for 40 marks. However, the question paper for this exam will be set by the Karnataka Secondary Examination and Assessment Board (KSEAB). Evaluation will happen at a Taluk level.
The annual assessments are being introduced this academic year and the current batch’s exam will cover only the second half of the syllabus for study.
The question paper will have a mix of objective and subjective questions.Posted in News, States