The Jammu and Kashmir UT administration is considering shifting the November to March school exam session from primary to higher secondary level from this year, officials said.
They added that the School Education Department will take a final call regarding this proposal soon.
“The department is seriously considering shifting the school exam session from November to March.
Explaining the reason behind the move, the officials said, “Despite taking their Class 10th or Class 12th exams in November, students who want to enroll in professional courses out of UT have to wait until the new academic term as those universities starts their session in July.
“Due to the November session, the precious time of students gets wasted,” said the officials.
The officials further added that the move will bring the academic session in line with the schools across.”
It was further revealed that the March to March session proposal is almost through and needs a formal order only.
“All preparations in this regard have been completed, and we are expecting the examinations for the 10th and 12th to be held in March this session,” a senior official of SED said, adding that after the 10th and 12th examinations, other lower class exams will be held gradually in march session.
The move follows the government’s decision to simultaneously implement the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 and the Uniform Academic Calendar in the Higher Education Department (HED) starting with the current academic session.