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SSC Supplementary from 15th June 2013

The advanced SSC supplementary examinations would be conducted from 15th June, 2013 to 28th June, 2013 from 9.30 a.m to 12 noon. Last date for remittance of examination fee by candidates to respective schools is 1st June, 2013.

Candidates, who wish to get their marks recounted, should remit [rupee] 500 per subject within 15 days. Those who opt for re – verification of answer sheets have to submit the applications with copies of hall tickets duly signed by respective school headmaster at the respective DEO office.

Applications sent through post will not be accepted and application format is available on www.bseap.org. Candidates have to pay [rupee] 1,000 per subject. Candidates who apply for re – verification need not apply for recounting, authorities said.

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Invigilators prohibited from using Cell Phones in SSC Exams

The District Educational Department has given standing instructions to all invigilators deployed for SSC examination duty to avoid using cell phones in examination centres. This comes after the bitter experience of last year’s SSC examinations when invigilators had indulged in malpractices by helping students of private schools in collusion with the school management by allowing them to use cell phones.

Talking to The Hindu here on 19th March, 2013, District Educational Officer K. Lingaiah said that they had instructed all the 2,770 invigilators not to carry cell phones to the examination halls or keep it switched off. Besides, they have also instructed the Chief Superintendents and department officers appointed for examination duty to answer only departmental calls during the conduct of examinations, he said. “Chief Superintendents and departmental officers should not answer other calls during the examination period,” he added. He said that they would inspect cellular phones of all the invigilators and other officials and check their call lists also.

It may be recalled that The Hindu had exposed the mass copying by students during the SSC examinations. At the time, the Educational Department authorities had suspended two invigilators from a centre in Karimnagar for using cell phones and sending messages to private schools.

Giving details about the SSC examinations, which will be held from 22nd March, 2013 onwards, the DEO said that a total of 65,233 students including 59,761 regular and 5,472 private students would appear in the examinations, which would be held in 295 centres. Stating that they had identified problematic centres in Godavarikhani and Jammikunta, he said that they would intensify the inspections in sensitive centres with the help of special flying squads and check mass copying.

To a query, the DEO said that he would personally inspect all examination centres in Karimnagar town to check copying by the private schools’ management. He said that they would ensure that all students are able to sit comfortably in chairs and write the examinations.

Instructing students to arrive at least 45 minutes before the conduct of the examination, he called upon students to check the OMR sheet thoroughly before submission. He asked students not to resort to exchange of answer sheets and copying.

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New SSC Board Syllabus from 2013 in Maharashtra

A meeting was held on 26th September, 2012 between education officials and representatives of schools from the city in order to comprehend changes to be brought into the syllabi for Std I to VIII from the next academic year.

“The aim was to get reactions of Teachers and Educationists,” said Sanjay Patil, Treasurer of Headmasters’ Association. Education officials from Pune and other cities also attended this meet which was held at Swami Vivekanand School and Junior College in Chembur.

The new syllabi will do away with a year – end final exam and adopt a method of continuous evaluation. “The new syllabus aims to reduce the burden on students with smaller textbooks. The revamp is in response to the growing number of students leaving SSC schools to join national and international boards,” said an official.

Bina Gole, Principal of the host school, said, “Now, teachers are clear about the changes.”

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Nominal Rolls & Hall Tickets for SSC Supplementary Exam 2012

The nominal rolls and hall tickets of the candidates appearing for the SSC Advanced Supplementary Examination in this month have been despatched to all the schools.

The Director of Government Examinations instructed Head Masters to allow candidates to pay exam fee even two days before the commencement of the examination in their subjects concerned with a late fee of [rupee] 50 and issue the Hall tickets, according to a release.

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SSC Results on 24th May, 2012

SSC students who have been eagerly waiting for their results will have to wait for one more day to know their fate. The directorate of government examinations will now release the results only on 24th May, 2012, instead of 23rd May, 2012.

A day before the scheduled date for announcing the results, the directorate postponed it by one day as Minister for Secondary Education K Parthasarathi will be back in the city only on 24th May, 2012 from his bypoll campaign in Tirupati.

This is the second time that the directorate had to postpone the results to suit the Minister’s schedule. Though the initial plan was to release the results at 11 am on 23rd May, 2012 the officials had to postpone it to 4.30 pm the same day as the Minister was to attend a party meeting.

The decision was taken at a short notice. This sudden postponement has heightened tension among students who are apprehensive as to how the CBSE model grading system, which was recently introduced in SSC, would affect them.

As per the new grading system, instead of marks, just grading ( on a scale of 10 ) will be given in SSC certificates of the students. The directorate officials however, said that it was the Minister’s busy schedule that forced them to postpone the results.

“We had slated the function at 4.30 pm and this seemed not convenient time for students to access the internet for the results. Hence, we decided to defer the timing and postpone it by a day,” said B Manmadha Reddy, Director, Government Examinations.

The decision incensed several students and parents.

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