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OCE to conduct Grade X exams this year too

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Students writing their papers in the School Leaving Certificate Examinations (SLC) at the Jana Bikas Higher Secondary School in Chandidanda of Lamjung on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Photo: Ramji Rana

File – Students writing their papers in the School Leaving Certificate Examinations (SLC) at the Jana Bikas Higher Secondary School in Chandidanda of Lamjung on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Photo: Ramji Rana

Bhaktapur, October 18

Grade X examinations will be conducted by the Sanothimi-based Office of the Controller of the Examination this year too.

As per the amended Education Act, National Examination Board is mandated to conduct Grade X exams at the regional level. School education was divided into two levels — basic level and secondary level — and a separate body, NEB, was formed to conduct secondary level examinations.

As per the amendment to the Act, school completion exams, which used to be conducted in Grade X, should now be conducted in Grade XII. Prior to the amendment, school completion exams were held in Grade X.

As per the amended Education Act, Grade X examinations should be conducted by NEB offices at the regional level.

However, as the NEB has yet to get full shape and its regional offices yet to be established, the responsibility of conducting Grade X final exams this year has been delegated to OCE.

Before the amendment to the Education Act, OCE used to conduct Grade X exams at the national level. However, Grade X exams will no longer be called School Leaving Certificate exams.

Ambika Prasad Regmi, examination controller, OCE, today said, “We have begun preparations after NEB delegated us the power to conduct exams.” He informed that question papers would be different for different development regions.

OCE has already announced tender for printing answer sheets. It said it will soon begin the process of preparing question papers too. He further mentioned that applications for Grade X exams will open soon.

Since last year, Ministry of Education had decided to publish SLC results in letter grading system.

The Higher Secondary Education Board, which has now transformed into NEB, had also decided to publish Grade XI and XII results in letter grading system. “However, results and certificates for Grade X would be issued by NEB this year,” he added.


A version of this article appears in print on October 19, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.


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