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Class X, XII students get two chances to improve marks

Panjim: If you have cleared the State Board’s Class X and XII exams in March 2017 but are unhappy with the result, you now have yet another opportunity to improve your marks.

Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) has decided to allow students two attempts to improve their scores, and these attempts can be made within two years of passing the examination.
Until 2017, students who had appeared for the March exams, could only answer the June supplementary examination to improve their marks.

GBSHSE on Tuesday issued a circular to heads of the institutions informing them that it has resolved to permit students two chances for improvement of marks in Class X and Class XII within a period of two years from passing the public examination from March 2017 onwards.

Speaking to Herald, GBSHSE chairman Ramakrishna Samant said the decision has been taken so that students wanting to pursue IIT, engineering, can get the maximum benefit.
Samant said that the students who have answered the March 2017 exams, will have another chance to improve their marks in March/April 2019 examination.

“Students who have appeared for the 2018 board examination, can take benefit of the March, April 2019 examination or the June 2019 examination or the March 2020 board examination. Those who have answered the June 2018 exam can get another chance in any of the above examinations,” he said.

“It is enjoyed upon the heads of the institutions to inform students and parents accordingly and display the circular on the notice board of the schools and higher secondaries,” GBSHSE secretary Bhagirath Shetye said in the circular.

Around 18,500 students had answered SSC examination in April 2018, while another 18,000 odd had appeared for HSSC exams in March. [H]

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