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Odisha Announces Unitary Exam For Classes I-VIII


22 October 2019

Debashis Maharana


Bhubaneswar: Odisha School and Mass Education department is set to introduce a unitary examination system for students studying in classes 1-8 in government-run and government-aided schools from the current academic year.

"Since the State government has been all through  laying stress on quality education, we will introduce a unitary examination system for classes I-VIII from the current academic year," informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Das here today.

The Minister explained that henceforth the department will prepare question papers for the two assessment tests (half-yearly & annual exams) for the aforementioned classes and these examinations will be held in all schools across the State simultaneously, doing away with the earlier the practice of respective schools preparing their own question papers and holding these examinations on dates fixed by them.

These examinations to be held twice a year will be known as Assessment Test-I and Assessment Test-II.

"By doing this we will be able to know the shortcomings of the students. Moreover, the guardian of the student will be also informed of his/her ward's performance and shortcomings," the Minister said.

Samir Ranjan Das, Minister, School & Mass Education, Odisha