The Karnataka government has decided to cancel exams for classes 1 to 5 while for classes 6 to 9, oral tests would be conducted due to the pandemic.
All these years the exams were held for grades 4 and above while for grades 3 and below, students were promoted on the basis of their learning levels, according to reports by Deccan Herald.
However, this year, it is now impossible to conduct exams for even grades 4 and 5 as there were no offline classes held for those children, the report further added. It also stated that two models were suggested. One was to assess students learning level based on their performance in unit tests and the second was to conduct oral tests by calling students in batches each day.
Many private schools affiliated with the state board are already conducting exams. In case of these schools, revised guidelines would not apply.
On a similar note, the Maharashtra government has decided to promote all students of classes 1 to 8 under the Maharashtra State Board without examinations. Education minister Varsha Gaikwad said that a decision on classes 9 and 11 examinations will be conveyed soon. The decision was taken as Covid-19 cases continued to rise in the state.
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