Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) is all set to start the evaluation process of exam papers for Class-10 (matriculation) and Class-12 (intermediate) from May 28, 2020, and will be expected to declare the results by the first week of July, officials said.
The evaluation work is finally starting after more than two months from its scheduled date with the aim to announce the results by May.
JAC earlier fixed March 20 for evaluation of examination answer sheets however, due to corona spread followed by lockdown from March 25 stopped the JAC’s plan. JAC deferred evaluation work till April 1 but it was further continued due to another lockdown.
JAC secretary Mahip Kumar Singh told, “The evaluation of papers will be conducted in 67 centres of 19 districts in Jharkhand from May 28. More than 9,500 evaluators are being engaged in the task.”
Singh said, “If evaluation goes as per our plan, it will take 25 days to complete. If it happens, we may declare the results by July first week. We cannot fix a date for declaration of results right now due to prevailing situation of Covid-19.”
He said that the evaluation will be held under the surveillance of CCTV cameras. “Earlier, we had planned to broadcast live evaluation process through JAC portal. But, it will not be possible right now due to shortage of human resource.”
Singh further added standard protocol, which has been designed to curb the spread of COVID-19, will be followed. “The evaluators will have to maintain social distancing and they have to follow the sanitization protocol. A detailed guideline in this regard has been forwarded to all evaluators,” he said.
JAC held the matriculation (Class-10) and intermediate (Class-12) exams in the month of February. Around 6.21 students have taken the matriculation and intermediate papers all over the 1410 exam centres.