Published On : Sun, Oct 14th, 2012

New State Board exam pattern creates confusion

Nagpur News: Class XI teachers of state board schools are confused about the question paper pattern and marking scheme for the newly introduced semester pattern in schools. Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education changed the course and exam pattern for Class XI this year. No teacher training has been undertaken by the board, which is why teachers are confused about how many marks to allot to question papers, especially for the languages.

Clause 2 the GR dated May 25, 2012, states that in the first term school examination, Art, Science and Commerce subjects should have a written paper for 50 marks, while language papers like Hindi, English and Marathi should be for 80 marks with 20 marks for internal assessment. But confused teachers are preparing language papers for 50 marks.

Dr. Shashikant Sharma, President, Nagpur District Hindi Teachers Council said, “The Board should give proper instructions to all schools and train teachers for this.” Chandramani Borkar, President, Regional Maharashtra Board said, “All the information about the question paper pattern is available on the official website. Teachers must read that and update themselves.”