The sweet test of the Spring

The Kashmir division is set to sit for Class X, XI & XII exams in the month of March instead of November. The students are enjoying it, thanks to the sun-kissed days of Spring.

THE annual examinations for Class X, XI & XII have just commenced in the Kashmir division. The Jammu & Kashmir Board of School Education is, for the first time, conducting the examinations in the month of March. The students in the Kashmir division are, for the first time, sitting for the annual examinations in March. The government had, in November 2022, decided to shift the examination calendar from November to March. The decision had evoked a mixed response from the stakeholders.

The education department has deployed more than 25,000 teachers for the smooth conduct of examinations across the Kashmir division. Some 2,13,142 students are enrolled for sitting in the examinations for Classes X, XI, & XII. A total of 68,709 students are appearing in Class X examinations while 71,390 are appearing for Class XI examinations. For Class XII examinations, 73,043 students are enrolled. Barring the inaccessible Machil, Tangdhar, Keran and Dawar in North Kashmir, the examinations are being held in all parts of the Kashmir Division. There are 630 examinations centres for Class X, 622 for Class XI and 632 centres for Class XII. The Directorate of Education has fixed March 2023 as the deadline for culmination of examinations for the lower classes. Since the weather conditions have improved in the Kashmir valley after the chilling winters, students are enjoying the novel experiment of sitting in the examinations in March. The entire administration has been geared up to facilitate a hassle-free examination. Indeed, the Spring and the examination season have arrived together. Let us hope the fruition is beautiful.


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