The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) has decided not to hold practical exams for Class 10 students and will instead rely on the internal tests conducted by schools. The schools will send the 20 marks internal results to the board, which is already a set procedure. However, BOSE will conduct external practical exams for Class 11 and 12 students.
The soft zone Class 10 exams have already concluded, and the Class 12 exams will commence on April 11, followed by the Class 11 exams on April 12. In August 2022, the government shifted the academic session to March in line with the National Education Policy (NEP). Exams in hard zones, which are areas that are snowbound and inaccessible, began on April 8. The decision was taken as access to these areas was difficult in March.
To prevent any loss of academic time, the Jammu and Kashmir government has provisionally promoted Class 10 students to the next class. According to the Uniform Academic Calendar, students who appear for Class 10 and 11 exams will be provisionally admitted to Class 11th and 12th, respectively, after the Board exam. Students who are declared unsuccessful will be allowed to continue their studies in Class 11th and 12th until the result of the Biannual/Annual Private exams is declared.