Karnataka Government has announced its decision to conduct board examinations for Classes 5 and 8 from this academic year itself. The annual examinations for Classes 5, and 8 would be conducted by the Karnataka State Evaluation and Assessment Board, KSEAB from March, and April 2023 onwards. This is applicable to all schools affiliated with the state board. KSEAB 5, 8 board exams 2023 are slated to begin from 9 March 2023. The education department officials on Tuesday shared the government’s plan to introduce state-level examinations for elementary-level students.
While the detailed schedule has not been shared, the annual exam dates have been shared. As per the notice, the examinations would be conducted from 9 March 2023 to 17 March 2023. The evaluation for the same would begin on 21 March and the results are expected by 10 April.
As for the syllabus, the board exams would be assessing students on the Term 2 syllabus. Whatever would be taught between November 2022 to March 2023 would be part of the board exam syllabus. From next year, however, the completed coursework would be part of the annual exam syllabus.
Meanwhile, in order to assist the students in their preparation, KSEAB and the Department of State Educational Research and Training (DSERT) would also be releasing the model test papers. As for the paper pattern, the exam would be 50 marks. This would be divided into 10 marks for oral tests, 20 marks in multiple choice question format and 20 would be descriptive. The remaining 50 would be based on the student’s performance in the formative and summative assessments conducted during the year.
The purpose of the examination is to check the progress of the child and match it to the basic learning requirements. All such students who fail to score the minimum marks would be helped with remedial classes. This is basically to assess a child’s learning to intervene and facilitate catching up.
Passing criteria would be 35 percent and supplementary examinations would be conducted as well. Even if the student fails to get the minimum marks in the supplementary examination, he/she would be allowed to continue in the next class. The school, however, would be informed to take special measures to help the child with the required interventions.
Also see: CBSE Board Exams 2023
1. Is there 10th board exam in 2023 in Karnataka?
Karnataka Class 10 exams will be conducted from March 31 to April 15, 2023.
2. Is the board exam removed in 2023?
In 2023, the board will only conduct one exam. The board has decided to do away with the term-wise examination pattern. Hence, the CBSE Board exam 2023 will be held only once. As the board moves back to the traditional once-a-year exam pattern, the marking scheme has also changed accordingly.
3. Will 2023 boards be MCQ?
As per the recently announced assessment policy, there will be at least 40% competency-based questions in classes 10th & 30% in class 12. These questions can be multiple-choice questions, case-based, source-based integrated questions, or any other type of questions.
4. What are the minimum marks required to pass the Karnataka 2023 examination?
A minimum of 30 marks in each subject and an aggregate of 35% of the total marks is required for a student to pass the examination. You can refer to study materials and other resources offered on the Aakash BYJU’S website to help you prepare well for the Karnataka examinations.
5. Are electronic devices allowed inside the exam hall?
No. Electronic devices such as mobile phones, smart watches, and calculators are not allowed inside the exam hall. You are only allowed to carry your admit card and writing materials.