Tripura becomes the first state to introduce centralized question papers for schools

As the reasoning of the Education Minister goes, the introduction of a standard question paper for all schools will bring in uniformity in the conduct of the school examinations.

Over four thousand government and government-aided schools of Tripura have conducted first-ever half-yearly exams with a centralized question paper for classes 3 to 9 this month.

SCERT Tripura is overseeing the new centralized question paper system along with the department of education.

“This is the first time in the history of Tripura that exams across the state are being conducted with a centralized question paper. Exams of English started from 9 am today for classes 3 to 5 across 4,500 government and government-aided schools. Exams of the classes 6 to 9 standards have commenced from 1 pm.” said Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath .

The minister stated that the new system of centralized examination will require students to study more intensively and write answers in their own words.

“Students should be able to answer all questions on their own. This is what is called intellect. Great souls of this country have shown us the way. So, we have started a centralized question paper in Tripura. We are confident to get good results from this initiative in future,” the minister informed.

The state’s education system has seen number of reforms since the BJP-IPFT government was formed in March 2018. These include the revising of the recruitment rules of teachers, replacing of the state textbooks with NCERT, introduction of CBSE exam pattern, provision of special coaching for backward students, summer schools for capacity building of students and most recently the said system for setting centralized question papers.

Vinod Kakumanu

Vinod Kakumanu

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