All students studying in Class VI to IX in Madhyamik schools in West Bengal will be promoted to the next class without appearing in any examination this year, according to the state secondary board on Monday.
The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education said in a notification issued today also asked the schools affiliated with it to ensure that they revise the full syllabus of the previous class after the reopening of the schools.
“ The candidates of class VI to class IX will be promoted to the next class without appearing in any examination/ evaluation this year. But, whenever the School shall open and start the classes regularly, the teachers must revise the full syllabus of the previous class in the interest of the students before starting the syllabuses of the present class,” the notification read.
The notification also said the Class X pre-board examinations will not be held for the students this year and no student studying in Class X will be barred from appearing the in the 2021 Madhyamik examination.
But the schools will be allowed to conduct mock tests for Class X students to make them ready for the board examination, according to the board.
“The schools had remained closed since March. The selection tests (pre-board exam) for Class X students will not be conducted by the schools this time. But if the individual schools want they can conduct mock tests in the interest of students in order to make them ready for the board exam,” Partha Karmakar, the deputy secretary (academic) of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education told EducationWorld.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee had announced on November 11 that each and every student studying in Class X and XII in the Madhyamik schools will be allowed to appear in the 2021 Madhyamik examinations.
The Class X pre-board examinations are generally held in the schools between December and January. The Madhyamik examinations are held in January. Nearly 11 lakh students are likely to appear in the 2021 Madhyamik.
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