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Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) is all set to increase the pass mark for class ten and twelve board examinations.
However, for students appearing for the examination based on the old syllabus, there would be no change and they would have to appear for the entire syllabus.
It was also informed that those who would appear in Madhyamik in new syllabus should score at least 33 per cent in written and International Assessment, while for the old syllabus a pass mark of 30 per cent is required.
As for Higher Secondary +2 exams, students would have to score at least 33 per cent marks, and for the old syllabus the pass mark required is 30 per cent. Internal marks for non-practical subjects would be 20 instead of 10.
Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath while speaking to reporters said, “There is no need to be proficient in Mathematics when studying with Arts or Commerce and with that thought the Education Department has provided two types of question papers for Mathematics in Tripura. Candidates will appear for any of the two question papers, Basic and Standard.”
“The standard paper is the usual mathematics and passing it essentially means a ticket in pure science subjects in the Higher Secondary stage. Passing basic mathematics would not allow them to choose mathematics in the Higher secondary stage,”, said Nath.
Former TBSE President Professor Mihir Deb said, “In many countries, this procedure is being followed and some other states in our country have also followed the procedure for two types of question paper for mathematics.
However, Former Congress MLA Tapas Dey criticised this move and said that the education standard in Tripura is deteriorating.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)