In a bid to improve the results of the students appearing for matriculation and intermediate examinations, the Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) has recommended a slew of measures for the board examinations starting February 21.
Among its several corrective measures that have been taken by the board over the past one year, revision of syllabus, change in the question pattern and mock tests are the key ones.
The first important step, which was taken in this direction, was to start free coaching classes for students of Class 10. This proved to be an instant hit with students, who enrolled for the classes in large numbers. The second step was to organise mock tests for students of intermediate science.
Many changes have been made in the question paper pattern this year as well. For the first time optical mark recognition (OMR) sheets will be introduced in this examination.
Several proposals passed by the Jharkhand Academic Council are still pending with the government. These are inclusion of moral studies and nationality in the syllabus, among others. Teachers have hailed the move and think that the changes are going to improve the overall result of students.
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