Students of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) have a reason to cheer. The board has announced 30 percent reduction in syllabus for class 10th, 11th and 12th regular -2021 session and 40 percent reduction for private students.
The government announced this concession in syllabus of JKBOSE through an order which stated,” In view of prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, students appearing in the forthcoming Annual (Regular) Examinations of 2020-21 of classes 10th, 11th, and 12th of Kashmir Division/Winter Zone areas of Jammu Division and UT of Ladakh and Annual (Regular) Examination 2021-22 in Summer Zone areas of Jammu Division, are hereby informed that they shall have to attempt 70% marks from the question paper which shall be treated as 100% for result computation thereby, a resultant concession of 30%. The question papers will be set from the entire syllabus prescribed for the session”.
It further read “However, the students shall have to attempt questions having a weightage of 70% marks instead of attempting all the questions- marks obtained by students who attempt less than 70% from the question paper shall be raised proportionately. ”
The order said that for subjects having no practical course, the question paper shall be of 100 marks and the student has to attempt questions with a total of 70 marks. However, for such subjects which have both theory and practical components, the concession will apply to theory part only.