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Higher Secondary Examination Regulation

Extracts from the

Orissa Higher Secondary (Amendment)

Regulation, 1983

106 : The Higher Secondary Examination in Arts, Science and Commerce Course shall ordinarily be held once in a year in the month of March.

107 :  Qualification  for  Admission  to  the  Annual Examination :

Any registered student of the Council may be admitted to the annual examination of Arts, Science & Commerce Courses, if he/she has completed in one or more affiliated institution(s), recognised for the purpose of such examinations and regular courses of study, on the subject in which the candidate wishes to be examined, for not less than two academic years after passing the High School Certificate Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, Orissa or some other examination recognised by the Council as equivalent there to (Examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, Indian School Certificate Examination and the Board of Secondary Education of other states in India) and has been promoted to the second year class on the basis of the examinations conducted by the institution in the first year:

Provided that a student

(i)     Who has passed the Higher Secondary Examination, may be permitted to appear at the same examination subsequently, in any subject in which he has not already passed, without attending a regular course of study in an Institution.

(ii)    Who takes up a subject in which a practical course is prescribed shall have to produce a certificate from the Head of the institution to the effect that he has completed the prescribed practical course in that subject,

  1. Admission to the Institution :

Common  Application Form (CAF) available in PDF format in the Government website  www.dheorissa.in are used for admission in to Higher Secondary class.

One can fill in as six choices of colleges and streams in the CAF as one likes. By depositing the CAF with required fees, the applicant will be given a Money Receipt-cum-index Number which will be his/her reference number till final admission.

e-Admission :

            e-Admission aims to use Information Technology to process common applications for admission which would reduce time & improve efficiency for the college functionaries who have been doing  it manually. It would also make the admission process economical, efficient, hassle free & transparent for the students and their parents.

  1. Attendance :

A candidate shall be required to attend 75 per cent of the attendance prescribed by the institution, of the lectures and tutorial or practical classes taken separately during the year and condonation may be granted only to the extent of 15 per cent in exceptional cases.

The Council ma y grant condonation of shortage in Attendance to the extent of 5 per cent when candidates represent the institution for specific purpose to be recorded in writing.

  1. Lectures, Tutorials, Practical for General Course:

(1) (i) In every institution affiliated in a subject for the Higher Secondary Examination, except the vocational courses, provisions shall be made for ‘four lectures per week in that subject and practical classes.

(ii)    A lecture or tutorial class shall be of 45 minutes duration.

(iii) (a) A practical/tutorial group will have a maximum student strength of 24 per teacher.

(b)   A teacher in a College/Higher Secondary level shall  take maximum of 25 periods  per week.

(2)    The practical examination in Secretarial practice Short hand and Type writing shall be 3 hours duration. The practial examination  shall be conducted by one extrnal and one internal examiner.

  1. Certificates to be produced :

Every  candidate sent up for Higher Secondary Examination by an institution shall produce a Certificate from the Head of the institution of (a) good conduct, (b) diligent study and that, (c) he/she has satisfactorily passed the college periodical examinations and other tests.

  1. A candidate who has failed at the Higher Secondary Examination or having been registered for the examination failed to present himself at the examination may be admitted to such examination on payment of the prescribed fee without further attending lectures.

And when he offers any subject or subjects for which practical examination is prescribed he shall produce a certificate from the Head of the institution of having taken a further course of practical work in an institution in each subject for at least one month before the commencement of the examination at which he is to appear.

  1. (1) Examination shall be conducted by means of written papers and to a practical examination in those subjects where there is provision for the same.

(2) The Laboratory note books or field work note books of each candidate who offers a subject in which there is a practical examination shall be examined by the practical examiner. Each experiment in every note book shall contain the signature of the student, date of the experiment together with the signature and date of the teacher under whom the student worked.

  1. Duration of Examination :

Each written paper on every subject in Arts, Science or Commerce, where there is no provision for practical examination shall be of three hours duration and shall carry 100 marks. In a subject where there is a provision for practical examination, each written paper shall be of three hours duration and carry 70 marks and the practical examination of three hours duration shall carry 30 marks.

  1. Pass Marks :

(i)  The pass mark in theory and practical shall be 30 per cent and 40 per cent of the maximum marks respectively in that subject or group of subjects. However, pass mark in the aggregate shall be 35 per cent.

(ii) If a candidate has passed in the compulsory and optional subjects and also in the aggregate, the marks if any, which he obtains in excess of the minimum pass marks in the extra optional subject shall be added to his aggregate mark and the aggregate so obtained shall determine his division and his place in the pass list.

  1. Special rule for Pass :

The Examination Committee shall be competent to frame general rules giving benefit to hard cases and such rules as framed by the Examination Committee need be intimated to Government from time to time.

  1. Standard of I, II & III division :

Candidates obtaining not less than 60 per cent of the total marks (aggregate) shall be placed in the first division; those who obtain less than 60 per cent but 50 per cent or above shall be placed in the second division and all other successful candidates shall be placed in the third division.

  1. Publication of results :

As soon as possible after the examination, the Council shall publish a list of successful candidates arranged in three divisions according to the institutions in alphabetical order.

  1. Exemption from appearing at a subject to subjects:

If a candidate fails in one or more subjects in the Higher Secondary Examination but secures pass marks in the aggregate, he she be exempted, on application from appearing again in that subject or group of subjects in which he/she passed and order of exemption shall remain valid for the next two consecutive examinations conducted by the Council following the examination in which he/she originally failed.Provided

(i)  that he/she shall have to clear all the failed subjects at a time; and.

(ii) that he/she shall not be placed in any division