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SEBA's HSLC Exam 2024: Know About the Upcoming Changes

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023
SEBA's HSLC Exam 2024: Know About the Upcoming Changes
SEBA Introduces Personalized OMR Sheets for HSLC Examination 2024
Innovative Changes for the Upcoming High School Leaving Certificate Exam

The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), has announced groundbreaking developments for the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Examination 2024. Scheduled to commence in February 2024, this examination will bring a revolutionary change by introducing personalized Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets for objective-type questions, accounting for 50% of the total marks.

Personalized OMR Sheets: A Game Changer

Tailored Solutions for Objective-Type Questions

SEBA is set to usher in a new era in examination methodology with personalized OMR sheets. These sheets will bear the name of each individual candidate and will exclusively serve as a medium for answering objective-type questions in vital subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. The other 50% of the examination will continue to employ separate answer scripts.

Eligibility Criteria for Aspiring Students

Ensuring Fair Participation

SEBA has outlined clear eligibility criteria for students aiming to take the HSLC Examination 2024. This includes students who have participated in Unit Test-1 (excluding those who faced challenges in the HSLC Examination 2023) and maintain regular attendance while preparing for subsequent examinations like Unit Test-II, Half-Yearly Examination, and Pre-Board Examination.

Additionally, students who previously faced setbacks in the HSLC examination in 2023 but have been re-admitted in Class 10 will need to meet specific criteria. They must consistently attend classes and actively participate in the Half-Yearly Examination, Unit Test-II, and Pre-Board Examination.

Preserving Examination Integrity

Unchanged Protocols for Confidential Material

SEBA has reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining the integrity of the examination process. The protocols for handling sealed boxes/cartons containing confidential materials will remain consistent with the procedures followed during the rescheduled HSLC Examination 2023 and HSLC (Compartmental) Examination 2023.

A Test of Significance

Influence of Upcoming Assembly Elections

The announcement of the HSLC Examination 2024 schedule comes at a crucial juncture as the state gears up for the impending Assembly elections. This examination takes on added significance, as the introduction of personalized OMR sheets and stringent eligibility criteria raises the stakes for students. It is poised to become a pivotal test for the newly elected government.

Preparation and Communication

SEBA's Proactive Approach

To ensure a smooth transition to the new examination format, SEBA has called upon the Inspector of Schools to proactively inform students about the forthcoming changes in the HSLC test in 2024. This step aims to ease students' preparation and reduce any uncertainties surrounding the examination.

In conclusion, SEBA's innovative introduction of personalized OMR sheets and stringent eligibility criteria for the HSLC Examination 2024 promises to usher in a new era of examination standards. As the state prepares for its Assembly elections, this examination takes on newfound importance, setting the stage for the academic journey of countless students while serving as a significant benchmark for the state's education landscape.