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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government Friday said that syllabus for class 10th and 12th will be reduced by 30%.

“Syllabus for 10+2 classes exams reduced to 70 % for JKUT,” Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development, Asgar Samoon tweeted while adding in comments, “This also applies to the 10th class syllabus for exams.”

The decision comes after J&K Board of School Education sent a proposal for syllabus rationalization and paper pattern to the government for approval a week ago.

Classwork in all educational institutions remains halted since March after the outbreak of coronavirus.

Class 10th and 12th students were anxious about their annual examination.

The relaxation in the syllabus has come as a bit of relief for the student community.

Director, School Education Kashmir, Dr Younis Malik told The Kashmir Monitor that only 70% of the syllabus will be considered for examinations with open-choice in papers.

“Exams will likely be conducted at the end of October. We have to work out for modalities for conducting examination keeping in mind the prevailing situation arising out of COVID-19. We have to explore options whichever will be feasible for the students,” he added.

Asked about the details of the reduction in syllabus, Veena Pandita, Chairman J&K BOSE, said: “I haven’t received any confirmation as of now. I don’t know about the reduction of the syllabus. Our proposal was different, we didn’t intend to reduce the syllabus.”

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