This year the students have to attempt to answer questions for under eighty marks rather than a hundred marks paper that was given earlier. The decision was taken by the Odisha government.
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School and Mass Education Minister SR Dash has stated that within the eighty marks paper, fifty marks will be objective type and answered in OMR (optical mark recognition) sheets and the rest thirty marks are to be subjective type.
However, the Board of Secondary Education has mentioned that the general valuation in every paper will be for a hundred marks as usual. Dash has also added that twenty marks will be evaluated on the premise of the proportion secured by an examinee from the given eighty marks in a very specific paper.
From May 3rd to 15th, the annual board exams for class ten will be held as declared by the state government on Saturday. The government has already issued notification for opening schools for offline education for classes ten and eleven students from January 8th and the results are to be evaluated and released within fifty days.