Bhubaneswar, 3/1(AO Bureau): In a major development, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash announced that class X students will have to answer 80 marks in each paper instead of 100 marks. This decision was taken to reduce the stress and anxiety of students.
According to the Minister, the papers will comprise 50 marks of objective and 30 marks of subjective questions. However, the evaluation will be done for 100 marks as the marks for the rest 20 will be awarded as per the marks obtained by a student for 80 marks of question.
The result will be published within 45-50 days of completion of the examinations.
Previously, the state government has announced the reopening of schools on January 8 and matric examination from May 3 to 15.