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Semester System for XII Students - GSEB

by Bhavna Sharma

Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board, GSHSEB or GSEB, has been working towards reducing the burden of studying a huge syllabus for the board exams. Students, especially from the science stream, would now be studying in a semester system, starting from class XI.

Change in HSC Exam Pattern

Gujarat Board follows a system of percentile scoring for HSC students. From 2011-2012, the board had decided to introduce a semester system for the science stream candidates in higher secondary certificate exams. Using this system, the board aims at evenly distributing the burden over two years of study. This will reduce the number of chapters for each examination, thus making it easier for candidates to score well.

Key features of this system would be:

  • Final percentage will be calculated as an average of the consolidated score of four semesters.
  • 4 semesters will be conducted over a span of two years, i.e., class XI & XII.
  • Out of the four exams, first and third semesters will be conducted as per the OMR method. All questions would be objective type and the papers will be checked using OMR machine.
  • Second and fourth semester exams will be conducted as subjective papers, as all other school exams.
  • Each semester will carry an equal weightage of 25 percent.
  • Marks will be declared as percentiles instead of percentages.

In a statement in early 2010, state's education minister Ramanlal Vora had said, "This system will allow them to be better equipped for competitive exams as well." "We have cleared these decisions as they promise to reduce stress levels and pressure associated with board exams. This will also ensure less dropout from schools after SSC." Added Mr. Hasmukh Adhia, Principal secretary - education.

Change in SSC Exam Pattern

For class X students, the board will be introducing a grading system, wherein candidates will score in grades ranging from A1 to E2 instead of regular percentage marks. Students scoring below D grade will be considered as 'failed' and will not be allowed admission in class XI. Students will have to take the board exams only for 5 main subjects. For other two electives, students will have to appear for an in-school exam.

Board's measures have been targeted to reduce the stress and pressure associated with the board exams. The idea is to make it easier for the students to perform and score well, while retaining the competitive spirit. The system will be helpful in strengthening the important concepts and will instill a sense of discipline and habit of regular study among the students. Hopefully, candidates and parents, alike, will understand the purpose behind it and will welcome the board's decision.

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    prpatil_
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    prpatil_Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:23:50 -0000

    what is percentage calculation of hsc board exam and if i fail any one of all four semister then what will happened , should i apper for all four semister again

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    maryrajwadi
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    maryrajwadiFri, 30 May 2014 09:42:01 -0000

    Sir, I wanted to ask that If any student fail in 12 Science and if she needs to reappear for her exam in This July 2014, which semester exam she should give. Should she prepare for all four semester or only fourth semester.
    Please guide me.
    Thanks
    Mary

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    heermandalia
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    heermandaliaFri, 21 Mar 2014 13:51:43 -0000

    is jee compulsory for science A group? even if not willing to do engineering ?even if we want to do architect?

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    tanmayroxx
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    tanmayroxxThu, 13 Mar 2014 08:26:25 -0000

    For Biology group students, are we supposed to give GUJCET exam? And only the avg. of 12th std. marks are to be considered or both of 11th and 12th?

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    Sam1010
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    Sam1010Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:02:10 -0000

    What is the ratio of 12th board examination and JEE according to GSEB ?

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    Dakweed
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    DakweedWed, 11 Dec 2013 22:10:11 -0000

    Sir!
    Pls provide information regarding percentile grading for xi science Gujarat higher secondary education board. Is for each subject 25% percent will be contributing towards the final? What is gujcat exam? I m very new to this system. Would you provide info regarding what should I do after zoo?

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    queenie_shah1965
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    queenie_shah1965Mon, 17 Jun 2013 01:42:17 -0000

    how to calculate percentile ingujartat hsc board and what is the highest marks used to calculate percentile pl give me detail infromation regarding this on my mail so l can do the needful . thanking yoou waiting for your reply

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    vimal_dhruv
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    vimal_dhruvWed, 22 May 2013 15:22:31 -0000

    For the benefit of relatives government is changing exam pattern frequently and ultimately students are suffered. The system which was available Long back about 25 years was equally good. And people were happy. There was no burdon at all. Or if you want to change the system, give admission to all people where they want… but make qualifying exams very tough so that those who are genious, they can get engineering / medical degrees. No question of entrance test… just like AMIE / Microsoft Certified Exams…

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    Vikas priyadarshi
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    Vikas priyadarshiSat, 24 Nov 2012 18:55:32 -0000

    No neet . And no other exm. Only sem 1 to 4 exm

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    gurrala joseph
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    gurrala josephThu, 01 Nov 2012 06:53:14 -0000

    sir
    my son not attended 3rd semister exam what will happen ,he attended frist and second semister and fourth he will attend
    please guide me

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