Odisha Matric Offline Exam-2021 to be held in July: BSE

Cuttack: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha today announced that the annual Class-X (Matric) examinations will be held in offline mode in July for those students who are not satisfied with the marks awarded to them through the alternative assessment system. The Matric exams were earlier cancelled for this year due to the COVID-19 situation while an alternative assessment method was adopted by the board for marking.

As per the decision, the form fill up for the offline exams will start from July 5 and continue till July 15. The exams will be conducted in the very month while the results will be published within ten days to ensure hassle-free admission of the students into +2 courses, said BSE Secretary Ramashis Hazra.

The marks scored by a student in the offline exams will be considered as his/her final marks while the alternative assessment method’s score will not be taken into account in the case of the students opting for offline exams, the official said, adding that they can also apply for rechecking/ readdition of marks after the offline exams.

He also refuted the allegations levelled by many students and their parents regarding irregularities in marking through the alternative assessment method. Hazra clarified that the method was devised after consultation with educationists and academicians. Performance of the students during the last 4 years was taken into account for awarding the marks, he said.

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