A total of 4,23,000 students in Assam will be appearing for their High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examinations, that are set to begin on Friday.
The HSLC exams, equivalent to CBSE 10th standard board exams, are conducted every year in Assam by the Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA).
However, the HSLC 2023 examinations will be conducted as per the guidelines of the National Education Policy (NEP). In light of that, SEBA has made changes in four major subjects for the HSLC exams beginning from today.
According to information received, changes have been made by SEBA this year in the HSLC exam in the subjects Mathematics, General Science, English and Social Science.
In accordance with the new guidelines under NEP, these four subjects in the HSLC exam will now consist of two answer sheets. The first answer sheet will consist of eight pages of objective-type questions, while the second answer sheet will consist of 16 pages of descriptive-type questions.
As per the schedule, the HSLC exams this year that are beginning from today will end on March 20. The examinations will be held across 912 exam centers.
Meanwhile, the set of practical examinations for HSLC 2023, were already completed last month, on February 24 and 25.
Furthermore, the results of the HSLC exams are expected to be declared within two months of the completion of the examination.
It may be noted that earlier on February 27, SEBA decided to withdraw affiliation of as many as 105 private/venture schools with effect from March 31, 2023. Accordingly, these schools will not be able to register any student of class IX with effect from April 1, 2023.
The decision came after these 105 private/venture schools failed to respond to the show-cause notices issued to them by SEBA in June and July, last year regarding the dismal performances in the HSLC and Assam High Madrassa (AHM) examinations, 2022.
According to SEBA, around 294 private/venture schools underperformed in the HSLC and AHM examinations, 2022.