Bhubaneswar: With the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) announcing the question module for Class X students, the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha has decided to finalise the exam module and question pattern for the annual Plus II exams within a week.
The CHSE, Odisha will hold the annual exams for Class XII students from May 15 to June 11. But, with the 2020-21 academic year hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a possibility in the change of question pattern to reduce burden on students, sources said.
The syllabus for Plus II in the current academic year has already been slashed by 30 per cent and physical classes for 100 days have also started.
Meanwhile, the CHSE on Wednesday announced the results of Plus II instant and optional examinations held last year.
A total of 842 candidates had appeared the instant examinations in Science stream, 355 students in the Arts stream and 139 students in the Commerce stream, The New Indian Express reported.
Besides, 50 students appeared the exams in vocational stream. The pass percentage remained 62.47 per cent in Science, 80.84 in Arts, 57.55 per cent in Commerce and 52 per cent in vocational education.
Similarly, 33 students in Arts, 60 students in Science and 12 students in vocational education had appeared the Annual (Optional) Higher Secondary Exams.