Bengaluru: Examinations for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) are scheduled to return to the pre-pandemic format, stated a fresh guideline issued by the State Government. Instead of the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) that were introduced during the pandemic, the students will now be required to answer essay-style questions and give detailed answers.
As per the guidelines, the decision to reduce the syllabus will also be reversed and students will now be required to study the entire syllabus. The revised textbooks, which have caused a lot of debate this year, will also be included in the syllabus taught to students.
Exams that were previously held in June in July in 2021–22 will now take place in March and April. In order for students to take exams, the 75 per cent compulsory attendance requirement has been revived. “At least 75% attendance is mandatory as per the days scheduled by the school, to write the exams. The question paper format of SSLC examination from 2019-2020 will be followed in the current academic year (2022-23), without any changes in the level of rigour,” the guidelines stated.
It stated that repeat students will not be permitted to write exams based on the previous years’ reduced syllabus and will instead be required to study the entire syllabus set forth this year.