The Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) will release the results of classes 5 and 8 online this year. This is the first time the results for these classes will be released. The board will publish the marksheets on mpbse.nic.in. The exams started on April 1st and will be conducted in one shift from 9am to 11am.
Exams for both classes started with the first language paper. The board exams will continue until April 8 for class 5 and until April 9 for class 8. More than 17.93 lakhs of students including 8.81 lakh of class 5 and 8.44 lakh of class 8 had registered for the exams. MPBSE has set up about 30,000 centers to ensure the smooth running of the exam in the state.
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Board exams for grades 5 and 8 in MP were stopped in 2007-08 after the introduction of the Education Law (RTE) law which required no student could fail in grades up to 8. However, the MP government reintroduced the board pattern in 2019-20. Some exams were even conducted as a board, but after the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, students received a general promotion to the next class.
Director of State Education Center S Dhanaraju said that this annual assessment will be done after many years. The full arrangements have been made online for student registration for the Classes 5 and 8 board exams, selection of exam centers, role number for exam, admit card etc.
Because of the online process, Dhanraju said that students from all over appear for the board exam. Sumit Kushwaha, a class 5 student of Bhopal’s Government Primary School, Bishankhedi appeared before the exam a government school in Mungawali village of Sehore district. Roll number and online registration of both schools were released online. He will now be able to give the next paper in the exam center of his school in Bhopal.
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A student’s performance will be evaluated from 100 marks in each subject. This includes 60 marks for the written exam and 40 marks for home-based project work. Candidates must score at least 33 percentage points in each subject to be declared passing in MP Board Exam. Those who do not score the minimum required points will receive extra tuition from their schools and must appear for an additional exam. That will be the last chance to get a promotion.
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