+2 Exams will be of 50% multiple choice, 30% short type: S&ME Minister

Bhubaneswar: The State School and Mass Education (S&ME) Department has decided to change question and answer pattern for the Annual +2 Exams conducted by the CHSE.

The S&ME Minister Samir Dash on Monday said that the pandemic has adversely affected the class room teachings due to closure of schools and colleges nationwide for 10 long months since March last year.

Dash told the media that the examination this time will have a new format with 50 percent multiple choice carrying one mark each while there will be 30 percent short type questions.

The S&ME Minister said the reduced syllabus will be for the regular and ex-regular examinees having registered in 2016 and after.

This time there will be more options instead of the two that had usually been earlier. Each short question will carry either two or three marks, the Minister said.

The Minister said 20% of the questions will be of subjective with more options. Each subjective question will carry five marks. Earlier it had eight marks , he added.

The examinees of old syllabus pattern of 2015 or before will get the old question-answer format, the Minister said and added that there will be no change.

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