Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, February 3
To help students deal with stressful times on account of COVID-19, Telangana has reduced the burden for students on cutting on the number of questions to be answered for each exam. The announcement was made soon after the schools and other educational institutions were reopened after nearly a year. The change mainly concerns the SSC Public Examinations.
According to the memo issued by the government, “As part of the new six question paper pattern, paper-I and paper-II of First Language, English, Mathematics, General Science (Physical Science and Biology) and Social Studies will be merged into a single paper instead of two papers for each subject. There will be no change in the second language paper”.
According to the new format, students will have to write six question papers instead of the existing 11 after the government reduced the number of question papers for the academic year 2020-21. This means, there will be only one paper for each subject.
The memo says the examinations will be held for 600 marks including 480 marks for board exams and 120 for internals i.e., an average of two formative assessments.