The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed all affiliated schools to conduct their Summative Assessment-I (SA-I) in the second half of September. Circular number 58/2011 has provided an option to schools to set their own date-sheet for the exam to be conducted for Std IX and X.
In Nagpur, all schools have however decided to have a common date-sheet for conducting the SA-I. The Nagpur Sahodaya School Complex (NSSC), a group of about 50 CBSE schools in Nagpur region, have announced that they will start their SA-I from September 20.
The decision to have the same date-sheet was taken with the view to counter the possibility of students from different schools exchanging their question papers. Though schools can have separate question papers for each subject, the chances of students getting an unfair advantage still exist. Sources said that since the date-sheet for all NSSC members will be the same, a single question paper will be chosen.
"There is no point in having separate question papers for each school when we are conducting the exam on the same day at the same time," said a local school principal who did not wish to be named.
A similar pattern will be followed by the Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) cluster in Nagpur. George Thadathil, principal, KV Vayusenanagar, said, "We will certainly be going with a common date-sheet for the entire region. The question papers will come from our Bhopal office and that will ensure uniformity of testing. Our SA-I exam will also start as per the timeline given by the CBSE."
AIEEE scheduled for April 29, 2012
The All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE) is scheduled for April 29, 2012 for admissions to colleges in the next academic session. The AIEEE is the gateway to the prestigious IITs, various NITS, deemed universities and for a few state colleges as well. Students can choose to take admissions in BE/B.Tech and B.Arch./B. Planning.
According to a circular by the exam conducting body, CBSE, the AIEEE 2012 will be conducted in the online mode on a "mass scale". The CBSE is expected to share further details on this soon. The AIEEE conducted in 2011 was delayed by three hours due to a paper leak in Lucknow on May 1. The fresh exam was conducted on May 11 for all those students who were unable to appear earlier.