Odisha: Auto promotion for elementary students; conditional in class 9, 11

Bhubaneswar: Amid closure of schools and colleges in Odisha due to lockdown for novel coronavirus outbreak, the state government today decided to auto-promote students of Class-I to VIII, Class-IX and Class-XI.

As per an official notification of the School & Mass Education Department, all students studying in State Government schools in classes I to VIII in the academic year 2019-20 stand promoted to the next class.

Similarly, students of Class-IX of all schools affiliated to BSE will be promoted to Class-X in the following manner.

Marks secured by students in annual examination shall be taken into consideration for the papers for which such examination has already been conducted. For papers for which examination has not been conducted, marks secured in half-yearly examinations shall be taken into consideration/calculation. Aggregate marks secured thus arrived at shall be considered for promotion.

In case a student has not appeared in half-yearly examination on medical ground/any other genuine ground, average percentage of marks secured in all unit test shall be taken and accordingly the marks for annual examination shall be calculated for a total 100 marks. Other criteria including minimum percentage of attendance in class shall remain the same.

Likewise, students of Class-XI of all Higher Secondary Schools affiliated to CHSE will be promoted to Class-XII in the following manner.

Marks obtained in the half-yearly examination/unit-test conducted by Higher Secondary Schools prior to annual examination will be taken into consideration as the basis for promotion of Class-XI students to Class-XII.

If any student has not appeared in any of these examinations for some genuine reasons, they will be given chance for retest to be conducted after reopening of Higher Secondary Schools once the Government takes a decision in this regard.

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