Assam Education

SEBA Introduces New Guidelines for 2024 -2025 HSLC Examination

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Sunday, April 28, 2024
SEBA Introduces New Guidelines for 2024 -2025 HSLC Examination
Question Pattern Revisions Aligned with National Education Policy 2020
The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), has recently unveiled new guidelines for the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination set to take place in 2025.

Here are the key highlights of the updated guidelines:

1. Four Sets of Question Papers: The HSLC exam will now feature four sets of question papers (A, B, C, & D) in the OMR format, aiming to enhance fairness and reduce the possibility of cheating.

2. Introduction of New Elective Subject: Starting this year, Class IX students will have the option to study "Artificial Intelligence and Robotics" as a new elective subject, aligning with emerging technologies and preparing students for future career opportunities.

3. Passing Criteria: To pass the examination, students must attain a pass mark in both the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Descriptive Questions sections separately, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation of their knowledge and understanding.

4. Practical Examinations: Practical examinations for all subjects will be overseen by the District Level Internal Examination Committee, ensuring standardized assessment procedures across districts.

5. Focus on Learning Outcomes: In subjects like English and other languages, questions will be based on unseen passages, grammar items, and learning outcomes, rather than specific chapters, fostering a deeper understanding of the language.

6. Concept-based Questions: Science and Mathematics papers will feature concept-based questions, not limited to textbook content. Questions may also include examples and references, with some MCQs requiring calculations or summations, aligning with the learning outcomes of the subjects.

7. Revision of Question Patterns: The question patterns for all subjects, including vocational subjects, will be revised in accordance with the guidelines of the National Education Policy 2020, ensuring relevance and alignment with contemporary educational standards.

These new guidelines aim to enhance the quality and fairness of the HSLC examination, providing students with a more holistic and comprehensive evaluation of their knowledge and skills, while also preparing them for the challenges of the future.