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Grade XII exams are likely by mid-August

National Examinations Board (NEB) Nepal. Photo: NEB

Kathmandu, July 19

The National Examinations Board says it is preparing to conduct the final examinations of the 12th grade in the physical presence of students by mid-August.

The exams scheduled for June 9 to 18 were postponed in May owing to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Nepal.

However, as the pandemic effects are gradually subsiding, the board sought approval from the government to hold the exams and the government approved it, informs the board’s chairperson Chandra Mani Paudel.

Meanwhile, the board says the exams will be held for 100 marks for most of the subjects this year.

Last year, in its bid to shorten the students’ exposure to the crowds, the board had let schools give 60 per cent of the scores based on the students’ two years of performance. However, as the results came out, the schools’ evaluations were found to be apparently inflated and hence not fair.

Therefore, the board is discontinuing that model this year, officials say.

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