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Imphal: Manipur education minister S Rajen Singh on Saturday explained the modality of the marking system for Class X and XII exams conducted by COHSEM and BOSEM, which were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 44,000 students registered for Class X (BOSEM) exam from 962 schools, including private and government schools. 

Exam toppers would not be announced this year, he added.

Rajen explained that for each student, the maximum marks to be assessed for each subject is 100. Out of this, 20 marks are for Internal Assessment, 30 marks from previous class i.e. Class IX exam record and 50 marks based on students’ performance in pre-board exams (term test and periodic test) conducted in their respective schools.

For class XII, 30 marks are from the Class X record (three best subjects), 20 marks from Class XI and 50 Marks are from Class XII test exams conducted by the respective schools. Students who are not satisfied with the marking modalities can approach the concerned officials. Special exams will be arranged for those students. A total of 29517 students have registered for the COHSEM exam 2021, he added.

Regarding students who could not submit exam forms in time due to the pandemic, the minister informed that the education department alone cannot decide in this regard. The matter will be referred to the cabinet meeting.

He said that a Supreme Court order mandates that results for Class X and XII be declared before July 31. The education department is also committed to announcing the result before the deadline given by the apex court. 

Commissioner (Education) M Harekrishna, education (S) director L Nandakumar Singh, deputy secretary of education T Phulen Meitei, chairmen and secretaries of COHSEM and BOSEM, Controllers of Exam and other officials were also present during the press meet.

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