The state board has officially requested that junior colleges and schools make sure that pupils meet the minimum attendance requirement of 75% during the two terms of an academic year.
For both the October-February and June-October periods, students must have a 75% attendance rate in order to sit for the board exams.
When pupils need to be excused from the duty to attend class, schools must submit a request to the board and secure the requisite approval.
The board issued a directive to schools on October 21 directing them to make sure that students satisfy the requirements for board attendance prior to filling out the SSC and HSC exam registration forms.
When they reopened in June, schools and institutions reportedly had tight attendance policies.
Some have continued to use the hybrid style, transferring some classes online, although once more attendance is required.
Some schools still have irregular student attendance. While others have discovered students who haven’t visited their hometowns since the outbreak.
Currently, schools are off for Diwali. Principals are to notify students with low attendance as soon as class resumes.
Due to the pandemic situation, the majority of last year’s learning took place online and in some cases even outside of the students’ home cities, so the state did not enforce the requirement for 75% attendance in class.
The coronavirus crisis forced the cancellation of the March–April 2021 boards.
This year, in a first of its sort, the dates for the board exams were released in September. SSC examinations start on March 2, and HSC exams start tentatively on February 21, 2023.
Oral exam dates have not yet been released.