Eighth-grade Exams: JKSCERT postpones all paper exams, with the exception of the English subject
Eighth-grade Exams: JKSCERT postpones all paper exams, with the exception of the English subject

Srinagar, March 23: All eighth-grade examinations, with the exception of the English subject, were postponed by the Jammu and Kashmir State Council of Educational Research and Training (JKSCERT) on Saturday.

Joint Director Central for JKSCERT reportedly told the news outlet Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the delay was made in response to comments received from a variety of sources on the UT of J&k.


“It is notified for all the concerned that the Middle Standard Examinations scheduled to be held on 24th, 26th, and 29th of March in respect of soft zone and 26th and 29th of March in respect of hard zone stand postponed,” said the official press release in this regard.

According to JKSCERT, the new dates for both Hard Zone’s conduct of these papers will be announced as they become available.

It was previously suggested that on April 7, the regional language paper for the eighth grade will be examined concurrently in the easy and hard zones.

JKSCERT has said that it was unable to provide the question papers for Kashmiri topics owing to a lack of time and that it had not received the question papers in a timely manner.

According to a press release from the Joint Director of JKSCERT’s Kashmir division, the confidential materials for the Middle Standard Examination 2023–2024 will be sent to the Kashmir Division on March 23, 2024, in consideration of the examination and in light of the availability of question papers and references.

It says, “It is here to mention that the soft zone regional language paper that was originally scheduled for March 24, 2024, needs to be rescheduled because there won’t be enough time to provide the regional language paper on that date.”

“Keeping in view the matter, it is requested that the regional language paper scheduled on March 24–2024 in respect of soft zone may kindly be rescheduled and shall be conducted on April 7th along with Hard zone paper of regional languages,” the joint director of the council said.

“Normally we used to get the entire confidential material including the question papers before the commencement of examinations,” a complex head in Srinagar remarked in the meanwhile.

“This year, the secret materials were given to the complex heads at the last minute, and some of it has not yet been received, such as the English and Kashmiri question papers,” he said.



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