Greater than eight lakh college students will seem for the boards this 12 months. Exams will likely be performed from 10 am to 1.15 pm with the primary 15 minutes being given to learn the query paper and confirm particulars within the reply sheet.
Faculties mentioned the brand new time-table provides them simply 74 days to finish the syllabus, revise the teachings and maintain mannequin exams. Some academics mentioned they might need to rush by the teachings to complete the syllabus. Nonetheless, others mentioned the time-table will guarantee the following tutorial 12 months began on time.
College students TOI spoke to mentioned they want extra time to arrange and lack writing observe. “We hope to get our doubts from on-line courses cleared. With two to a few chapters in every topic nonetheless pending, we would have liked extra time. However the board examination schedule provides solely round 70 days to arrange,” mentioned Divya, a Class XII scholar from town.
Tisha Karen, one other scholar, mentioned a one-day hole between biology and chemistry exams is “not preferrred”.
Principals mentioned DGE might have given yet another month time contemplating the pandemic. “Now we have not accomplished the parts,” mentioned Agnes Rita, principal of GRT Mahalakshmi Vidhyalaya Matriculation Larger Secondary Faculty, Ashok Nagar.
“June would have been preferrred as colleges want extra time. Exams earlier than June can have a huge effect on the efficiency of scholars,” mentioned N Vijayan, senior principal of Zion Matriculation Larger Secondary Faculty in Tambaram.
However Okay John, headmaster of Thiru Vi Ka Larger Secondary Faculty in Shenoy Nagar mentioned being an election 12 months, the DGE has come out with a schedule “conserving varied points in thoughts”. “College students additionally want to arrange for exams JEE and NEET and colleges have to start out subsequent tutorial 12 months on time,” he mentioned.