The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) has decided not to conduct separate Board examination for Class IX and Class X students based on the bifurcated syllabi stating that holding such an examination in the middle of the ongoing academic session would be difficult.
In June this year,the Board had proposed to hold the separate examinations for Class IX and Class X from the next academic year.
After the bifurcation of the Madhyamik syllabus in 2010,schools used to conduct internal examinations for Class IX students.
Probably from 2014,we will start to hold separate examination for both the classes, said Kalyanmoy Ganguly,administrator of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.
Ganguly added the decision was withhold following the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjees instruction.
The decision comes amidst,the West Bengal Council of Higher Education Department move to conduct separate examinations for Class XI and XII students from this year.
As far as the new proposal is concerned,from 2014,WBBSE will frame the questions of the annual examination of class IX. Answer scripts will be evaluated by external examiners.