Panaji: This year, 97.3% students who opted for mathematics level I for Class X and 91.3%, who opted for mathematics level 2 cleared the public exam of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. The Board said that these students will now be able to appear for the July supplementary exam and answer the alternative level of the mathematics paper, if they so wish. “Students with ‘needs improvement’ remark in any number of subjects can appear for the supplementary test. Students who have passed but wish to improve their scores can also appear for the exam. Also, if a student had opted for one level of the maths exam and felt that he or she can do better if they appeared for the other level, can do so at the supplementary exam,” said Goa Board chairman Bhagirath Shetye. “As per the National Education Policy (NEP), students cannot be turned down from taking admissions in any particular stream. And in Goa the directorate of skill development as well as the Polytechnic institutes have clarified that they have no issues with taking in students who have done mathematics level 2 as the criteria for admission is only clearing Class X,” Shetye said, adding that the same hold true for admission to the science stream. Mathematics level 2 subject was introduced so that students can opt to answer a slightly easier question paper in the subject. The Board had introduced this option from the last academic year itself. But as no Board exam was conducted in 2021 due to the pandemic, this is the first year a batch has answered the public exam using the mathematics level 2 option. Earlier, the idea behind introducing the scheme was that students who do not wish to pursue mathematics for their higher studies can choose the slightly easier level. But now the different institutions of education have clarified in view of the NEP that they are willing to admit the students for programmes with mathematics at plus-10 level even if the student has cleared Class X with mathematics level 2. “Even in the case of science stream seats in Class XI, we have around 6,000 seats available in the state, which is more than the number of students who may want to join the stream. So the Board has no issue with students with mathematics level 2 joining science stream in Class XI. These students may not get the stream in an institute of their choice or near them, but seats availability wont be an issue,” said Shetye.
Panaji: The Class X results of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education can be expected around May 28, sources said. Goa Board chairman Bhagirath Shetye did not commit on the date, but said on Saturday that the result is likely to be declared ‘next week’. In 2022, a total of 20,594 students – 10,539 boys and 10,055 girls— from across 400 secondary schools had registered for the exam. Goa Board introduced a special scheme for Class X and XII in 2021-22 dividing the academic year into two terms – the first ending in November-December and the second in April-May The first terminal examination was held in December/January for 50% of the portion. The second terminal exam was conducted from April 5 onwards for the remaining 50% of the portion.
Panaji: Class XII results of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will be declared on May 21 at 5pm. The results are awaited by 18,201 students – 8,925 boys and 9,276 girls. It is the first result to be declared this year since Goa Board introduced the special evaluation scheme, where both term-end exams were conducted by it. The first term exam was held by the board from December 8, 2021 to January 11 and the second term exam was conducted from April 5 to April 23. “The consolidated result sheets will be available for downloading from the school login on May 24 at 9am. List of websites to locate candidates’ HSSC result will be available on www.gbshse.info,” the Goa Board stated. For the 2022 Class XII exam, 5,496 students appeared for commerce stream, 5,077 appeared for science stream, 4,754 for arts stream and 2,874 for vocational stream. Students from 106 higher secondary institutes across Goa answered the public exam. “Last year, result was declared based on an internal assessment and special scheme to finalise the result based on Class XI and Class XII internal marks for the March 2021 exam and exam pass percentage was 99.4%,” the board said. The public exam could not be held in 2021 due to rising Covid-19 cases at the time. This year’s results are being declared based on a special evaluation scheme for the academic year 2021-22, which has now been extended to the next academic session as well. As per the scheme, the academic year has been divided into two terms – the first ending in November-December and the second in April-May. The first terminal examination was held in December/January for 50% of the portion and the test was in the form of multiple-choice questions. The second terminal exam was conducted for the remaining 50% of the portion and this exam is in the form of subjective questions.
Panaji: Results of the Class XII exams of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education can be expected to be declared later this week, board officials have said. The exam was held last month in the physical mode starting from April 5. The Class XII exam saw registration by 18,215 students – 8,937 boys and 9,278 girls. “The Class XII result is likely to be declared later this week. But the date is yet to be finalised,” a board official said. Students from 106 higher secondary institutes across Goa answered the public exam. For the Class XII commerce stream 5,502 students had registered, for the science stream 5,080 students registered, for the arts stream 4,757 and for the vocational stream 2,876. This will be the first results to be declared after the Goa Board introduced a special evaluation scheme for the academic year 2021-22, which has now been extended to the next academic session too. As per the scheme, the academic year has been divided into two terms – the first ending in November-December and the second in April-May. The first terminal examination was held in December/January for 50% of the portion and the test was in the form of multiple-choice questions. The second terminal exam was conducted for the remaining 50% of the portion and this exam is in the form of subjective questions. For the final result, scores from both the term exams, project work, assignments and internal marks will be added. The scheme is in line with requirements of the National Education Policy and is expected to be made a regular feature.
COVID-induced examination experiment succeedsPanaji: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will continue with the two terminal examinations pattern for the forthcoming academic year 2022-23.Coming out with this information, Goa Board chairman Bhagirath Shetye told this daily that the Board had changed the pattern of its SSC and HSSC examinations, this academic year as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus pandemic.“We had split these exams into two parts: the first term exam and the second term exam; the first term exam was conducted in December 2021, while the second term exam was conducted in summer, this year,” he added, informing that this was done so that if the pandemic raised its head again during the summer of 2022 then the Board would stress on the first term exam, which was already conducted in December 2021, in order to assess the students.Shetye said that fortunately both these terminal exams went smoothly, with no student having to skip the second term exam due to COVID-19. He also said the pattern of conducting two terminal exams will be continued by the Goa Board for the next academic year, and then decision would be reached as per the prevailing situation whether to adapt it permanently or go back to the old single exam pattern.Meanwhile, the Board will announce the HSSC examination results at the beginning of the next week; it will declare the SSC exam results four to five days after the announcement of HSSC results.The Board had conducted the second term exam for SSC as well as HSSC students in April 2022.Altogether 20,594 students – 10,539 boys and 10,055 girls – had registered for the SSC exam, while 18,215 students – 8,937 boys and 9,278 girls – registered for the HSSC exam.The Goa Board chairman also said the new building of the Board will be ready by the end of June 2022.“There was a small delay in its completion due to some administrative/ technical matter,” he added.The present building of the Board is less than 30 years old, but suffers leakage during the monsoon, which necessitated construction of the new edifice.The new structure is being constructed by the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation on vacant land opposite the existing Goa Board building at Porvorim.