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Assam Higher Secondary Education Council Agreed to Accept CBSE School-Based Exam Certificates

Jan 9, 2014 14:34 IST

    Assam Students who have passed Class X through school-based examination conducted by the school under the central board now will have hassle free migration for admission from CBSE board to the state board, if they wished so.

    As per the official circular issued by the council, the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) will now recognize 10th standard certificates issued by the CBSE for school-conducted exams, which is an essential pre-requisite for pursuing further studies under the state board.

    A senior official of the AHSEC informed that in the past years there were few students of class X level, who opted for the school-based examination under the CBSE in place of the board exam and were later rejected for admissions in some colleges and senior secondary schools, which followed the state board curriculum. However, from now onwards CBSE students who undergo school-conducted exams will not be troubled during admissions, ensured a senior official of the AHSEC.

    The Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE) has also approved of considering the school-based exam as equivalent to the board exam which is conducted by the CBSE.

    In 2010, the CBSE gave students a relief by making class X board optional in order to reduce the student’s stress and pressure brought by board exams. However, in Assam, this step gave rise to confusion as students who took the school-based exam instead of the board exam, even after passing successfully were being rejected for admission in polytechnic schools as well as in some colleges and senior secondary schools. On the matter, the central board also received many complaints from the affected students, informed K K Choudhury, the regional officer of CBSE, Guwahati zone.

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