In this year’s SSC examination, a student has to appear for all the subjects except three. On the other hand, the education administration has decided to take exams on all subjects except one subject in HSC.
Various decisions regarding SSC and HSC examinations have been announced on the website of Dhaka Board of Secondary and Higher Education through ‘Emergency Notification’.
Earlier on Sunday, various proposals regarding SSC and HSC examinations were made at a meeting of the Inter-Education Board Chairmen’s Committee, an organization of chairmen of the Board of Education. Now the Education Board has made these decisions subject to the approval of the Ministry of Education.
Only three group-based elective subjects were tested in the 2021 SSC and HSC late last year after a long hiatus due to corona infection. This year most of the subjects including Bengali, English, Mathematics will be tested with them.
The subjects that will not be examined in SSC are: religion and moral education; Information and communication technology; Bangladesh and World Identity and Science (Bangladesh and World Identity and Science are divided into sections). As a result, a student does not have to take exams in three of these four subjects. These issues will be assessed by mapping the issues.
The subjects to be examined in SSC are: Bengali, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Advanced Mathematics, Biology, Accounting, Business Enterprise, Finance and Banking, History and World Civilization of Bangladesh, Geography and Environment, Politics and Citizenship, Economics, Home Science And agricultural education. These subjects are divided into sections (science, humanities and business education).
The SSC exam will be in the restructured syllabus of 2022. For subjects that do not have practical education, there will be 55 marks (Creative 40, MCQ 15). And in the subjects where there is practical education, there will be an examination of 45 marks (Creative 30, MCQ 15). However, English will be tested on the basis of 50 marks in the first paper and also 50 marks in the second paper. Guidelines for exam time and number division are also given on the website of the Board of Education.
The test will be in two hours. The MCQ (multiple choice questions) part time is 20 minutes and the compositional or creative part time is 1 hour 40 minutes. Normally, 100 marks would be tested in 3 hours.
Apart from Information and Communication Technology in HSC, on the other hand, there will be examinations on three subjects of Bengali, English, group based electives and one optional subject. Information and communication technology subjects will be evaluated by ‘subject mapping’.
Normally, examinations are held in 12 papers in different subjects in SSC and in 13 papers in different subjects in HSC.
In HSC, there will be 45 marks for those subjects which have practical education and 55 marks for those subjects which do not have practical education. However, the test will be on the basis of 50 marks in Bengali second paper, 50 marks in English first paper and 50 marks in second paper. HSC exams will be held in two hours.
Due to the Corona epidemic, the entire syllabus of SSC and HSC has become chaotic. The government announced the closure of all educational institutions in the country on March 16, 2020 due to corona infection. Due to this, the exam with the class was postponed or had to be canceled. After a long 18 months, the educational institution opened in September last year. But due to the new Corona infection, the government announced a holiday in the educational institution again on January 21. At the end of this holiday, the educational institution reopened on 22nd February.