Assam Higher Secondary Board exams were cancelled due to the alarming situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. A committee was then formed to recommend procedures for the evaluation of final results of the examination.
Under the committee constituted by the Assam Education Department an evaluation process has been put forward for declaring the results of Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) class 12 examination.
The evaluation process has been categorised into two different sections- for streams with practicals and streams without practicals.
For the students in the stream having practical subjects, 50% marks of the best three subjects from HSLC or equivalent board results will be calculated, 30% of the marks will be calculated based on practical examinations conducted by the institutions. Then, 10% will be marked based on internal assessment, that is, tests, assignments and attendance from the 2019-21 session. The remaining 10% will be allotted on the basis of marks obtained out of 90 marks in the three afore-mentioned sections.
For the streams without practical papers, 50% marks will be taken from the best three subjects in HSLC or equivalent exams, 40% marks will be calculated from internal assessment, that is, tests, assignments and attendance from the 2019-21 session. The remaining 10% will be allotted based on marks obtained out of 90 in the three afore-mentioned sections.
Similarly, for the vocational stream, 50% will be based on the best three subjects of HSLC or equivalent exam, and 40% from the practical examinations. And the remaining 10 marks will be provided based on marks obtained out of 90 marks in the afore-mentioned sections.
The results of the Higher Secondary Final Examination 2021, will be declared by July 31st, 2021. In addition to this, students who are dissatisfied with the given evaluation method can appear for the examination. AHSEC will conduct a special examination of Higher Secondary Final Examination, 2021 within September 15, 2021. In case, if it is not feasible to hold such examination within the ongoing session, they may also be permitted to sit in such examination to be held in 2022. This will provide the students a chance of improvement or betterment of the results.
However, it is also mentioned that students who aspire to become teachers or employees in the Education Department of Assam or any other Department under Government of Assam, where recruitment are substantially based on HSLC or HS marks, will have to appear for the special HS examination to be conducted later after improvement of the situation so that they are at par with previous and future batches of HS in assessment of merit.