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Amid Rising COVID cases, Madhya Pradesh Shuts Schools for Classes 1 to 8

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MPBSE also released revised date sheet for Board exams. (Image by Shutterstock / Representational)

Classes 1 to 8 to remain shut due to the rising COVID-19 cases while for classes 9 to 12 schools will remain open amid strict COVID-19 guideliens.

  • New Delhi
  • Last Updated:March 30, 2021, 14:21 IST

Amid rising cases of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Madhya Pradesh School Education Department has decided to shut the physical schools for classes 9 to 12 till April 15, however, schools will remain open for classes 9 to 12 amid strict COVID guidelines. Students will be allowed to come to school on a voluntary basis with consent from parents, as per rules.

The Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) had recently revised their board exams schedule as well and deferred the exams due to the pandemic. While the MPBSE Class 10 exams will begin on April 30 and conclude on May 19, while the Class 12 exams will be conducted from May 1 to 21. Earlier, the MPBSE Class 10 examinations were scheduled to be conducted from April 30 to May 15, while Class12 examinations were scheduled for May 1 to 18.

Due to the loss of instructional hours caused due to pandemic, the MPBSe has not ony curtailed the syllabus by 30 per cent but has also intriduced 30 objective-type questions in each paper. Further, long form questions will not be asked in MPBSE board exams this year. The upper word limit is limited at 75-100 words for a toal of five questions which will be asked in exam for three marks, as per the revised paper pattern.

Last year in MPBSE 10th result, as many as 62.84 per cent students have passed the exams. The pass percentage went up from 61.32 per cent in 2019. In MPBSE 12th results 2020, 68.81 per cent of students cleared the exam.

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