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Subject, marks reduced in JSC and JDC exams

Subject, marks reduced in JSC and JDC exams

Number of subjects by three and scores by 200 have been reduced in JSC and JDC exams in an effort to ease the stress on the students. According to the changed decision, the examination will be held in 650 scores instead of the existing 850 in JSC, 850 instead of the existing 1,050 in JDC.

The government, in the latest development, has reduced the number of subjects and marks in the upcoming Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations. The Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), as per the decision, will  remain in the next exam.

Secondary and Higher Secondary Secretary Md Sohrab Hossain told reporters after a meeting of National Curriculum Coordinator Committee (NCCC) at the secretariat on Thursday (May 31), local media reports said.

He said, “A total of 100 marks, 50 each from Bangla and English subjects, have been reduced. Besides, there will be no examinations on the subjects of Home Economics and Agricultural Studies from next year. However, a 30 marks MCQ examination will remain in place. A syllabus for 2019 is also under consideration.”

“The government made the decision to ease up the pressure on the students”, he said.

Speaking about syllabus, the secretary said, “The whole syllabus might be intact. What might happen is that one part of the syllabus would be emphasized in one year while the other part in next year.”   

Currently, JSC and JDC examinations take place on 850 marks in 10 subjects, including the fourth subject.

However, in the last meeting on May 20, respective Chairmen of the education boards proposed for a total of 650 marks examinations in seven subjects.