The Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) has introduced unique patterns for each class, setting the groundwork for the matriculation and intermediate examinations in 2024. This is a ground-breaking move. The exams, which are set to begin on February 6 and end on February 26, promise a novel approach to assessment techniques.
The JAC has matched the matriculation examinations to the new National Education Policy (NEP) guidelines. Each subject will have two papers in the matric exams, with both objective and subjective components. There will be forty multiple-choice questions (MCQs) in the objective paper, and thirty in the subjective paper.
Ten questions with short answers and five with long answers will test students’ knowledge. The total number of marks for each subject will be 100, of which 40 will be assigned to the objective and 60 to the subjective. The objective paper is scheduled for the first shift (9:45 am to 11:15 am) and the subjective paper is scheduled for the second shift (2:00 pm to 3:30 pm). Each paper has a duration of 90 minutes.
The intermediate exams, on the other hand, will continue to follow the conventional format, incorporating both objective and subjective components into a single paper for every subject. For a total of 100 marks, the paper will consist of 20 multiple-choice questions (MCQs), 10 short answer questions, and 5 long answer questions. The subjective questions will be worth 80 marks, while the multiple-choice questions will be worth 20. Each intermediate paper now lasts three hours and twenty minutes, and the exams are scheduled for the third shift, which runs from 5:20 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.
The practical exams for both intermediate and matric are scheduled to take place between February 29 and March 12, giving students an opportunity to experience assessment firsthand. Furthermore, both classes’ internal assessments will be finished by February. On the JAC website, prospective candidates can start accessing their exam admit cards on January 25, 2024. The JAC has posted the comprehensive exam date sheet on its website to help students navigate these changes. In addition to stressing the value of careful planning, the council urges students to follow COVID-19 regulations when taking exams. Watch this space for an innovative and traditional educational experience in the upcoming Jharkhand Board exams.