NAS preparatory exam commences offline

NAS preparatory exam commences offline

DEO, Elementary, Sushil Kumar Tuli (centre) checks on students while the preparatory exam for the National Achievement Survey is under way at a school in Amritsar on Monday. Tribune Photo

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Amritsar, September 13

As per the department’s instructions to prepare students of government schools for the annual examinations and National Achievement Survey examinations, scheduled to be conducted in November, the September edition of the preparatory examination was conducted offline on Monday. Students of Class V and Class XII came for the exam in the morning shift and those of Class VI, VIII, IX and XI sat in the afternoon shift for the exam.

Satinder Bir Singh, District Education Officer, Secondary, said 95 per cent attendance was recorded on the first day of the examination. The papers for all classes were based on multiple choice questions from the syllabus for the month of April to August.

“The question papers of the subjects included in the date sheet issued by the department was sent in a soft copy format by the head office, while the question papers of other subjects was prepared by the schools at their own level. In addition to this, the pattern of question papers for subjects of Class VIII and X, was completely based on the National Achievement Survey,” he said.

Giving information about the examinations of primary students, Sushil Kumar Tuli, District Education Officer, Elementary, said the papers for Class III, IV and V included 20-20 multiple choice questions from the syllabus till August, while 10 multiple choice questions for welcome life and general knowledge examination were added.

The September exams are being conducted as per the department’s efforts to prepare students for the NAS and improve results this year in the wake of pandemic-hit academic session.

“Those students who missed taking the exams or were absent due to various reasons, will be given a chance to take the exam on a later date as decided by the department,” said Satinder Bir Singh.

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