(EXTRACT FROM THE ORISSA HIGHER SECONDARY EDUCATION REGULATION, 1982)
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A candidate shall be required to attend 75% of the attendance prescribed by the institution of the lectures and tutorials or practical classes taken separately during the year and condonation may be granted only to the extent of 15 % in exceptional cases : Provided that the Council may grant condonation of shortage in attendance to the extent of 5 % when candidates represent the institution for specific purpose to be recorded in writing.
Lectures, Tutorials, Practicals for General Course :
- In every institution affiliated in a subject to the Higher Secondary Examination., except the vocational courses, provision shall be made for four lectures per week in one subject and one tutorial or practical class. However, in Biology provision shall be made for four lecture classes, two in Botany and two in Zoology per week.
- A lecture or tutorial class shall be between 45 and 90 minutes duration
- A practical class shall be between 135 and 180 minutes of duration.
- A practical/tutorial group will have a maximum student strength of 24 per teacher.
- A practical class can be of one or more groups depending upon the available Laboratory facilities.
- Practical classes in Education shall be two per week per group.
- A teacher in a College/Higher Secondary School shall take a maximum of 25 periods per week.
- For +2 Commerce course there should be four tutorial classes, i.e., three for the compulsory subjects and one for optional subjects per group in place of seven tutorial classes.
- There should be one tutorial class in English at the +2 stage.
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 subjects 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. In Biology there shall be one theory paper each in Botany and Zoology for three hours duration carrying 70 marks and in practical, there shall be one examination for each of Botany and Zoology for three hours duration carrying 30 marks each.
Pass Mark :
The pass mark in written and practical shall be 30 % and 40 % of the maximum marks respectively in that subject or group of subjects. The pass mark in the aggregate shall be 35 percent.
Standard of I, II & III Divisions
Candidates obtaining not less than 60 % of the total marks (aggregate ) shall be placed in the first division, those who obtain less than 60 % but 50 % or above shall be placed in the second division, and all other successful candidates shall be placed in the third division.
Instant Examination :
From the academic session 1998 - 1999, the CHSE has provided for Instant examination. An examinee who has secured at least 315 marks in total excluding 4th optional and has failed in a single subject, is entitled to face the Instant examination.