The class-10 board examinations started on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir amid Covid-19 pandemic.
As many as 74,858 college students appeared in the examination in Kashmir valley whereas one other 32,000 sat for the examination in winter zones of Jammu.
From the morning college students gathered outdoors the examination facilities, although the authorities had made preparations for correct social distancing and use of sanitizers and temperature measuring gadgets.
“The first paper was of mathematics and the examination was conducted smoothly. We had directed all the heads of institutions and superintendents of the exam centers to follow Covid protocol and make seating arrangements as per SOPs,” mentioned board of faculty training’s (BOSE) joint secretary examinations in Kashmir, Aijaz Ahmad.
The administration had elevated the variety of facilities this 12 months considerably to permit social distancing norms.
“Out of the total 75,063 who had registered for the exams, as many as 74,858 appeared who were adjusted in 814 centers,” Ahmad mentioned.
In the winter zones of Jammu, round 32,000 college students appeared.
“The students were made to sit in 331 centers. This year the number of centers were more owing to Covid,” mentioned joint secretary examination Jammu zone, Altaf Hussain.
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The board examinations for sophistication 12 are additionally ranging from Thursday in Kashmir.
“Some 58,514 students are expected to appear for which we have established 625 centers,” mentioned Kashmir joint secretary exams,Aijaz Ahmad.
This 12 months the training authorities have given a 40 % rest in the syllabus.
“The students have to attempt 60 percent of marks which will be given 100 percent weight age. The relaxation has been provided in view of the Covid. Normal schooling suffered this year and we could only rely on online classes,” Ahmad mentioned.