Cuttack: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha on Thursday announced major reforms in the conduct of the matriculation examination.
BSE president Jahanara Begum informed the media that the examination pattern of matriculation examination will be changed and a new pattern will be implemented from 2020-21 academic session.
She also informed that OMR sheet and multiple choice question pattern will be abolished from 2020-21. Instead, students will have to appear a 50-mark objective type questions and another 50 marks subjective type questions in the examination.
However, the system of 50 per cent objective and subjective questions will continue for the Annual High School Certificate Examination, 2019.
Besides, answering of Multiple Choice Questions on OMR Answer sheets and subjective questions in Question-cum-Answer booklets shall also continue for the current year with the following reforms.
The major changes to be made in the examination pattern of Class X are listed below:
- Three set Multiple Choice Questions will be replaced by four parallel set questions, as a result there will be four set distinct questions for the students.
- The minimum pass mark will be 15 for both objective and subjective parts in each subject. Multiple Choice Questions will carry questions to test logical reasoning, analytical ability, decision making and problem solving ability of candidates.
- There will be no change for subjective part of the question.
This apart, the BSE has made some other changes.
The system of 50 per cent objective and subjective questions shall continue without answering on OMR Answer sheets for Class-IX from the current academic session. The objective part will not have alternative options. The candidates will write the answer against each question.
It may be mentioned that the reform as at Supra ‘2’ will be implemented in HSC examination from 2020 and onwards.