State board students willing to take benefit of the Class Improvement Scheme (CIS) can now skip first attempt of the two chances made available to them to improve their score,a notification issued by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) said.
This means that candidates,who appeared for examination in March,can now appear for the board examination after one year and need not appear for exams in October. However,the examination in March next year will be their second and last chance under the scheme. Earlier,appearing for examination in October was mandatory under the rule.
The CIC rules have been modified keeping in with the demand from students,parents and educational institutions,said MSBSHSE.
Earlier this year,the board had modified rules for students of Class X and Class XII making it mandatory for them to appear in subsequent exams twice to improve results.
Introduced in 2008,the scheme was formulated after a belief that a students performance cannot be evaluated by way of a mere few hours of exam at the end of academic year. Students appearing for the board examination are entitled to reap benefits of CIS. On an average,2,200 students of Class XII opt for CIS every year. The number of Class X students opting for CIS is low,with just 100 opting for it annually,said MSBSHSE.