Digital Desk, Kolkata. West Bengal Board of Secondary Examination and West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Examination has proposed to conduct offline examination in the next year i.e. 2022. WBSE conducts Secondary Examination and WBCHSE conducts Higher Secondary Examination. The CBSE and ICSE boards had earlier announced to conduct the 10th and 12th exams offline, but the All India Board has decided to conduct it in two phases. Though the state boards are yet to announce anything officially, sources in the education department said that the secondary exam is likely to go offline in March and the higher secondary exam in April. An education official said that the All India Board has proposed the examination in two semesters, but the number of students here is more. So it is impossible to conduct the exam in two semesters.
We need to reorganize the schools, he said. We also have to strictly maintain the covid protocol. A draft proposal giving details of all these things has been given and now it is awaiting the approval of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The Chief Minister had already announced the opening of schools for classes 9 to 12 from November 16 and this is a sufficient indication that the state government is also keen to restart the general education system in the state. Sources in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) indicated that she would consider the proposal after Banerjee returns from Goa later this month. Last year, two state boards postponed two major exams due to the pandemic situation and worked out an evaluation system, but this created a lot of confusion. So, this year, the boards are trying not to take any risk and go for the proper exam. However, the concerned boards announced that the students will have a chance to appear in the examination if they are not happy with the marks based on the evaluation, and in that case those marks will be considered as final. Around 20 lakh students in the state will appear in the two board exams to be held in 2022.