NBSE notifies for conduct of class 8 and 9 exams
Dimapur, Sep. 18 (EMN): With the closure of schools from April 30 last due to Covid-19 pandemic, schools were allowed to conduct classes through online mode from May 24. However, it was observed that teachers, students and parents have faced challenges in adopting online teaching and learning due to various reasons such as digital divide and connectivity issues while trying to ensure effectiveness of online teaching.
In the backdrop of the above and as envisaged in the NEP 2020 where it spoke about transforming assessment to more regular and formative, the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) has issued a revised assessment scheme for the conduct of class 8 examination 2021 (for government schools only) and class 9 final examinations 2021. It informed that all the registered private schools should also adopt the assessment pattern for class 8 examination 2021. The guidelines are as follows:
1. The two examinations shall be conducted in two phases (phase I and phase II).
2. The marks for each phase will be 50% of the total marks allotted for external examination for each subject.
3. The question paper will have all types/ forms of questions as per the existing design of question paper of the Board.
4. The examinations will be of 90 minutes duration each.
5. The entire syllabus is divided into two. (Subject-wise division of syllabus for phase I and phase II examinations are uploaded in the Board’s portal).
6. The blueprint of the question papers will also be given out for each subject phase-wise later.
7. Question papers for each phase of examinations will be made available in the Board’s portal (www.nbsenl.edu.in) and schools will download the question papers for each phase. Further details for downloading the question papers will be notified later.
8. The marks of phase I and phase II will be consolidated to prepare the final result of each student.
9. Schools shall carry out the internal assessment in all the subjects and record the marks for inclusion in the final results preparation.
10. The phase I examination will be conducted in the later part of October 2021 and phase II examination will be conducted in December 2021. Detailed routine and the time for submission of results will be given at a later date.
11. Depending on the situation, the mode for conduct of the two phase examinations will be made known to the schools.
NBSE informed all the heads of registered institutions to note the changes in the conduct of the said examinations of class 8 and class 9 and instructed the teachers accordingly to follow the division of topics/ chapters for each subject as given in the annexure.
It stated that students should be made aware of the changes in the examination pattern/scheme. It further directed the schools to ensure that the given topics are covered and also take up remedial teaching to ensure that students achieve the expected learning level.
Meanwhile, NBSE informed all the heads of the registered institutions that a webinar on ‘Experiential Learning,’ a key recommendation of the NEP 2020 would be held on September 21 at 3:30 pm.
The NEP 2020 has envisaged adoption of experiential learning in all the stages of school education, including hands-on learning, arts- integrated and sports-integrated education, storey-telling based pedagogy among others.
It informed that the meeting ID and pass code of the webinar would be shared in the district whatsApp groups.