PSEB exams to begin from March 3. (File photo)
PSEB class 12 exam dates: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has revised the dates for the class 12 Board exams 2020. As per the latest circular by the PSEB, the history exam which was to be held on March 12 and the geography exam which was scheduled to be held on March 27 will now be held on April 3 and 1, respectively. The board has said that the changes have been made due to ‘administrative reasons’. The result of the schedule remains the same.
The Punjab Board has also changed the passing marks for the year. Earlier, candidates had to secure 33 per cent marks in each subject as well as in practical and theory separately to be considered passed, however, as per the new rule, students have to secure at least 20 per cent marks in practical and theory section and 33 per cent combined in each subject to be considered pass.
PSEB Board 2020: Class 12
March 3 – General Punjabi
March 4 – Public administration, Business organisation and management, Gurmati Sangeet, Psychology, Music (vocal)
March 5 – Philosophy, Education, History and appreciation of arts, geometrical perspective and architecture
March 6 – General English
March 7 – Dance, agriculture,
March 9 – Political science, physics, business studies-II,
March 11 – Computer application,
March 12 – Chemistry, Business and accountancy methods – II, chemistry
March 13 – Punjabi/Hindi/Urdu/English elective
March 16 – Religion, accountancy-II, media studies, rural development and environment, Sanskrit, Biology, French, Arabic
March 17 – Sociology
March 18 – Environment science
March 19 – NMQF subjects
March 20 – Physical education and sports
March 21 – Home Science
March 23 – Mathematics
March 24 – Music (vocal)
March 25 – Economics, fundamentals of e-business
March 26 – Computer science
April 1– Geography
April 3 – History
Among major changes, the Board has decided to incorporate multiple choice questions (MCQs) of 10 marks (one mark each) in physics, mathematics and chemistry for class 12 students. Further, 10 objective-type questions will be added for one mark each. These changes were announced only three months ahead of the board exams.
The PSEB will conduct class 5, 8, 10 and 12 board exams this year. The class 5 board exams is the new addition from last year. Now, the PSEB will set-up question papers and will also be responsible for the evaluation and declaration of result for class 8 and class 5 exams. The move has been taken because under the SCERT regime, many goof-ups were reported during class 8 exams. Last year, class 8 Punjabi question papers were leaked. In as many as six exam centres across the state, Punjabi question papers were distributed during social studies exam.
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