CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government has decided to cancel the examinations of class XII due to Covid pandemic and the Punjab School Education Board(PSEB) would now declare the results as per the pattern of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The school education minister Vijay Inder Singla said on Saturday that the decision has been taken after a nod from chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and it was also the need of hour to take a decision on examinations as students and parents as well were worried about their admissions in the higher study courses. He said that as per the adopted formula, the PSEB will prepare the result according to a 30:30:40 formula based on the student’s performance in classes 10, 11 and 12, respectively.
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Singla said that as many as 3.08 lakh students had been enrolled in class XII in government, government aided and private schools under the PSEB in the 2020-21 academic session. He added that it was not possible for the education board to conduct the examinations due to the challenges posed by the Covid virus.
The cabinet minister further said that the PSEB will be drafting the result based on an average 30% theory component of best three performing subjects out of the main five subjects in class X and 30% weightage on the basis of marks obtained by the students in pre-board, practical examination in classes XI and 40% weightage on the basis marks obtained in pre-board examination, practical examination and internal assessment in class XII. “In case of those students who have changed stream after class XI, the result of such students would be prepared as per weightage on the basis of the marks obtained in class X and weightage on the basis of the pre-board plus practical examination plus internal assessment obtained in class XII,” he added.
The school education minister said that the details about execution of the parameters decided would be made public on the PSEB website, login ID of schools also. He added that the school heads would be responsible for uploading the marks of classes X, XI and XII on the portal and the result is expected to be declared on or before July 31.
“The students, who would not be satisfied with the result as per the above formula, examination for them would be conducted when the situation becomes conducive,” said the school education minister.
Source From : Times Of India