- The revised approach introduces “three annual examinations” known as Exam 1, Exam 2, and Exam 3 for SSLC and PU board exams
In a significant reform of the examination system for SSLC (Class 10) and PUC (Class 12), the Karnataka education board has decided to eliminate supplementary exams, a move aimed at alleviating stress and anxiety among students.
Under the existing system, students had to contend with one annual examination and one supplementary examination, which experts argue added to the pressure and mental strain on students. Consequently, this setup hindered students’ ability to retain knowledge, engage in meaningful learning and make academic progress.
In light of these concerns, the current system is undergoing a transformation. The revised approach introduces “three annual examinations” known as Exam 1, Exam 2, and Exam 3 for SSLC and PU board exams.
Under this new framework, students will have the opportunity to enhance their scores by retaining the highest marks achieved in the first, second and third examinations. This change aims to provide better prospects in the selection process for further studies or employment.
The decision to implement these changes also takes into account the fact that students have varying learning paces and styles. By conducting Exams 1, 2, and 3, students can adapt to their unique learning rhythms, thereby reducing the stress associated with strict time constraints.
Furthermore, experts believe that by rebranding “supplementary exams” as “Exam 1, 2, or 3,” students will have three chances to excel, ultimately promoting improved overall performance and fostering a positive attitude towards examinations.