The new pattern for both matriculation and intermediate examinations will be followed from the next year. BSEB has released the revised exam pattern and marking scheme for the Senior Secondary Annual and Supplementary exam.
The new exam pattern includes multiple choice questions for each subject group. 50% of questions would be of the objective type. The detailed exam pattern and marking scheme for the various subjects is also available on the official website of the board i.e. http://www.biharboard.ac.in/.
BSEB chairman Anand Kishor said: "We have decided to change the examination pattern for Classes 10 and 12 from 2018. All theory papers will have 50 per cent objective marks. There will also be short questions of two marks each."
"We are changing the examination pattern with two targets - to improve pass percentage and ensure meritorious students getting high percentage can compete with students of other boards," Kishor added.
CBSE had released the timetable for class 10 and class 12 on October 24. The class 12 exam will start from February 6 to February 16, 2018, while class 10 exams will take place on February 21 and will continue till February 28.
The Bihar School Examination Board is established for holding and conducting an examination at the end of the Secondary School stage, for prescribing the course of studies for such examination and for carrying out such other objects and duties as may be considered necessary for the purpose as stated in the Act, Rules and Regulations of the Board."For more details, students can visit the official website.