The Nagaland Board of School Education has revised its existing rules to align with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 recommendations by incorporating new provisions in the conduct of examinations.
The board said to facilitate students to improve their grades or marks to pursue higher education with their choice of subjects, provision is given to qualified/passed candidates to appear in improvement examination in the same year. A successful candidate at the HSLC/HSSLC examination desirous of improving his/her performance will be given one chance in June/July of the same year to appear in three or fewer subjects. This provision will also help students to have the best results from two examination options as envisioned in NEP 2020.
Only one chance that is in June/July of the same year is permissible for improvement of performance. The result of the improvement examination will in no way affect the overall ranking of the main examination. The candidates will be given the option to choose his/her result from the two examinations - the main and the improvement.
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Provision for candidates who qualified at the HSLC examination but secured needs improvement in one subject will be allowed to reappear in the needs improvement subject at the immediate examination so that they can apply for courses, fulfil certain recruitment criteria and employment where they need to pass in all the subjects they have opted.
Besides the HSLC compartmental examination, the compartmental examination for HSSLC students will be introduced in 2023. Two chances to appear for compartmental examination will be allowed to clear the failed subjects to reduce and prevent the drop-out rate at HSLC and HSSLC examinations.
A candidate who appeared in the HSLC/HSSLC examination conducted by the board and was placed in the needs improvement/failed category will be eligible to appear in all the subjects as a repeater in the subsequent board examination. This category of candidates will appear in the HSLC/HSSLC examination as per the prescribed syllabi and courses laid down for the examination concerned.
The board has directed the heads of institutions to note the revised/new rules and disseminate them to the teachers, students and parents/guardians. The revised/new rules will be implemented with effect from this year.
The revised/new rules also made available on the board’s website www.nbsenl.edu.in
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