Jharkhand to follow CBSE Rules
New Delhi, August 2: The state government has directed the Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) to adopt the rules followed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for conducting matriculation and intermediate examinations from the next academic session.
The move aims to improve the pass percentage in both the examinations. This year 57.91% students cleared the matriculation exam while in intermediate science and commerce the pass percentages were 52.36 and 60.09.
Till now the JAC allowed candidates to appear in board exams even if they failed to secure 33% marks. It held additional class for the academic improvement of students before the exams.
The JAC board examinations usually start from February 16 or 17 every year and there is no gap between two subjects. In CBSE boards the candidates are given enough time to revise subjects between two papers. This pattern will also be adopted by government schools.
The online registration of candidates and linking that with their Aadhaar numbers will also be compulsory.
The department has also directed the government schools to change their timing from 10am-4pm to 8am-2pm.