Hyderabad: To improve SSC (Secondary School Certificate) results in Hyderabad, the District Common Examination Board (DCEB) has decided to bring a special practice paper system for this year as well.
This system of providing practice papers, modelled after SSC questions, has been introduced to provide class X students more experience in tackling the SSC exam. The Telangana State Board of Secondary Education will conduct the exams in March 2020.
While special practice paper tests will be held in December beginning from 16th of the month, the other practice papers are to be conducted from January 2 until February 11, 2020. These tests will be held in two cycles, and timings for all practice papers are from 2.15 pm to 5 pm. The papers will be prepared by subject experts duly following guidelines and weightage under the supervision of the Secretary of DCEB, Hyderabad.
The Education Board has introduced the system to improve Hyderabad’s performance in the SSC examinations. In comparison with other districts in the state, Hyderabad had put up a dismal performance with a pass percentage of 88.9% in 2019 SSC exams. Jagtial district was the highest performer with 99.1% pass percentage in the previous SSC examination, followed by Siddipet and Karimnagar.
Hyderabad had put up a poor show in 2018 as well. With a pass percentage of 75.98%, it was way behind well-performing districts like Jagtial, Karimnagar, Siddipet and Mahabubabad.
The authorities hope that emphasising on more practice papers will boost the district’s SSC results. In their statement, the District Educational Officer directed all headmasters and correspondents to collect the special practice papers from the office of the concerned Deputy Educational Officer. Educational officers have also been instructed to monitor all schools to follow timetable without any deviation.