NIOS Class 10 And Class 12 Exams Cancelled, Alternative Scheme For Assessment
The National Institute of Open Schooling, or NIOS, has cancelled the secondary and senior secondary course public examination.
The National Institute of Open Schooling, or NIOS, has cancelled the Nios Class 10 or Secondary exams and Nios Class 12 or Senior Secondary exam scheduled in July. The exams were originally scheduled for March 2020 but had been postponed to July 17 by the board in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, they have been cancelled altogether, the NIOS said in a statement.
NIOS said that a new scheme, following the recommendations made by an expert committee, will be adopted for assessment. Results will be “accordingly completed and declared soon”, the NIOS statement said.
Candidates, however, will be given another chance to sit for the NIOS Class 10 exams and NIOS Class 12 exams when the COVID-19 situation improves, the notification said.
NIOS Assessment Scheme
According to the official notification, candidates having past performance in four subjects, average marks of the best three subjects will be awarded as ‘theory’ marks. Candidates with past performance in three papers will be awarded a “theory score” that is an average of the scores in the two subjects they have done best in.
Candidates with past performance of one or two papers will be awarded average marks of theory papers in the last three examinations, for which they have registered to appear in the March-April public examination, the NIOS notice said.
“For all learners who were to appear for the first time and their Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) and/or practical marks are available, their performance will be calculated based on the basis of available TMA and/or practical marks,” an official statement said.
“The TMA and/or practical marks secured by the learner shall be reflected along with the theory marks in the marks statement,” the statement added.