Uttar Pradesh government has finalised the formula to promote the Class 10 and 12 students of UP Board and as the board exams have been cancelled due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the state. The formula was devised by the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPSMP) for declaration of as the government earlier had announced to cancel the board examinations for Class 10 and 12.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has approved the formula. Different formulas have been created for 29 categories of students, according to Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma. The students who won’t be satisfied with the result preparation formula can take the exam, Sharma informed.
He also said that Class 10 students will be automatically promoted if their Class 9 marks or Class 10 pre-board marks are not available. Similarly, the intermediate students will be considered pass if their Class 11 marks and Class 12 pre-board marks are not available.
This year no merit list will be issued by the UP Board.
For Class 10
Students of Class 10 will be evaluated by taking into account the marks of Class 9 and Class 10 pre-board exams. The value of Class 9 marks will be 50% and the remaining 50% will be calculated from Class 10 pre-board exams.
For Class 12
Students of Class 12 will be judged on three parameters— 50% marks will be calculated from the overall marks obtained in Class 10, 40% in Class 11 and the remaining 10% marks will be taken from the Class 12 pre-board exams.
The decision will impact 56,04,628 students of Class 10 and Class 12 in Uttar Pradesh. 29,94,312 candidates had registered for UP board high school examinations. 19,825 of these candidates were enrolled privately while the rest were regular students. Likewise, for Class 12, more than 26.10 lakh candidates were registered of which 25,17,658 were regular students while 92,658 were private students.
However, after scrapping the board exams in the state, an 11-member committee was constituted to come up with evaluation criteria for grading the Class 10 and Class 12 students. The committee was headed by Aradhana Shukla, additional chief secretary of secondary education.