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Controversy Over HSLC Exam Marks in Assam: Education Minister Clarifies Policy

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Controversy Over HSLC Exam Marks in Assam: Education Minister Clarifies Policy
Policy Details: SEBA Retains Higher Marks from Main Exam in Compartmental Results
Controversy Over HSLC Exam Marks in Assam: Education Minister Clarifies Policy

Guwahati, Assam – In response to recent reports in Asomia Pratidin, Education Minister of Assam, Ranoj Pegu, addressed concerns regarding discrepancies in the marks sheets of some candidates appearing for the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) compartmental exams. 

Clarification on Marks Sheet Policy

Taking to social media platform X, Minister Pegu clarified the policy of the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) concerning the marks displayed on the compartmental exam marks sheets. According to SEBA's policy, if a candidate scores lower in a subject during the compartmental exam compared to the main exam, the higher marks from the main exam are retained on the marks sheet of the compartmental exam. This approach ensures that students benefit from their highest achieved scores, thereby reflecting their best performance.

Report Highlights Marks Discrepancies

The controversy arose after Asomia Pratidin reported instances where marks obtained in the main HSLC exam appeared on the marks sheets of candidates who took the compartmental exam. This report led to confusion and concern among students and parents, prompting the need for official clarification.

Understanding the 'C' Mark on Compartmental Marks Sheets

Minister Pegu further explained the marking system used by SEBA. In the marks sheet of the compartmental exam, a 'C' is marked next to the subject name if the marks from the compartmental exam are displayed. This notation helps distinguish between marks obtained in the main exam and those achieved in the compartmental exam, providing transparency in the evaluation process.

Government's Commitment to Transparency

Minister Pegu assured the public of the government's commitment to maintaining transparency and fairness in the examination process. "We understand the concerns of students and parents. This policy aims to reflect the best possible outcome for students while maintaining clarity in their academic records," Pegu stated.

Public Reaction and Future Steps

The clarification has been met with mixed reactions. While some appreciate the transparency and student-friendly approach, others call for more streamlined communication regarding such policies to avoid confusion. 

As the state continues to prioritize educational reforms and student welfare, SEBA and the Education Ministry are expected to further review and possibly enhance their communication strategies to ensure all stakeholders are well-informed about examination policies and procedures.