In the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the class 12 annual regular examination, 2020 commenced in both Kashmir and winter zones of Jammu on November 12, a day after Class 10 board exams of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) began in Kashmir.
The examination was conducted smoothly with 26,272 students appearing at 626 designated examination centres.
Joint Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) Aijaz Ahmad Hakak said that a total of 26,437 students enrolled for the multiple language papers including Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Kashmiri, at least 26,272 students appeared for the examination at 626 designated examination centres, while 165 were absent.
He said that the examination was conducted smoothly with almost full attendance and COVID- 19 Standard Operating Procedures were followed by the supervisory staff.
Hakak said that the candidates appearing in the examinations were notified about the concessions granted in the examination, that is they had to attempt only 60 marks out of 100 marks, adding, “This year, one supervisor for 20 students was appointed instead of 30 students, so as to follow the social distancing norm.”
The government has already announced a 40 per cent relaxation in question papers for this year’s Class 10 and 12 board exams.
Pertinently, a total of 58,514 candidates from all streams are appearing in the 12th standard examination through Kashmir Division for which 626 centres have been constituted, whereas, from Winter Zone areas of Jammu division, 15,055 candidates are appearing in 188 centres.