Owing to the students’ aversion towards the series system in the Class X and XII annual exams, the J&K Board of School Education has taken a decision to revise the pattern.
It has been decided by the board that the series system will not be eliminated but simpler questions will be asked in the forthcoming exams of Jammu division.
The students who took exams in 2015 claimed that the questions asked in series A and B were easy to attempt while the questions asked in C and D were difficult.
“Formerly, one series had questions which were easy to attempt while the other series carried difficult questions,” a source said.
The school board has framed a new policy this time. Even though the series system remains there, the question paper set for the upcoming exams would comparatively easier.
For instance, if a paper is composed of 10 questions, at least seven questions will be same in all the series whereas there will be a minor change in other three questions which will be asked in the forthcoming board exams of Class X and XII.
Veena Pandita, Secretary, J&K Board of School Education, said: “Certainly, some changes have been introduced in the pattern keeping in consideration the opposition done by the students every year in the annual board exams so that one series has simple questions whereas the other has difficult questions.”
The Class X exams are scheduled to start from March 4 and Class XII exam will start from February 25 in Jammu division.