Educational institutions have continued their regular classes from 22nd February. This was a partial reopening of all schools and colleges but the full reopening will take place from March 4, 2022. As news is coming in, schools and colleges are fully prepared and excited to continue in-person classes once again with new regulations.
Now students with 2 doses of COVID vaccination will be allowed to participate in the class. As everybody is excited about the new class, the probable SSC and HSC dates have also been declared. New subjects with a new syllabus have been prepared for the HSC examination.
In this article, we’re going to discuss the new syllabus of the subjects as well as the new marks distribution. So, let’s get started.
2022 HSC exam with more subjects
Considering the pandemic situation the exams will be held earlier than usual. From the latest news from the education board the SSC exam is estimated to be held on June 19 and the HSC exam is estimated to be held on August 22. This is 3 and a half months earlier than the usual date.
In the exam of 2021, the HSC students took their test on 3 optional subjects with shortened syllabus and reduced marks distribution. But for this year’s HSC examination, Bangla and English subjects were made mandatory besides the other subjects.
Applications for the HSC 2022 exam need to sit for Bangla, English, 3 optional subjects along with a 4th subject. They don’t need to sit for ICT subjects.
The board officials said that the students’ grades of the previous public exams will determine the results of subjects whose exams won’t be held.
The chairman of the Mymensingh education board, Prof. Gazi Hasan Kamal stated that they have included more subjects this year since the students got more time to prepare compared to last year. He also said that there will be preparation for SSC and HSC tests held in the education institutions.
Prof Md Moshiuzzaman is a member of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board. He said that a shorter syllabus for all the subjects has already been prepared and distributed to all the concerns.
The syllabus of the newly added subjects
As mentioned by Prof. Md Moshiuzzam, a shorter syllabus of HSC subjects has been prepared. The syllabus was made public yesterday. Let’s look at the syllabus of Bangla 1st paper:
The new HSC syllabus for Bangla 2nd paper is as follows:
The new HSC syllabus for the English 1st paper is as follows:
In some of our previous articles, we’ve covered how the Bangla 2nd paper, English 1st and 2nd paper had reduced syllabus and marks distribution. This article will be unnecessarily long if we cover the syllabus of all the HSC subjects.
Reduced marks distribution and reduced exam duration
There were 2 separate notifications from the education board yesterday that said that students will have to sit for exams with reduced marks and time. The following is the new orientation:
From 2 separate notifications from the education board yesterday, we came to know that students will sit for exams with reduced marks. The exam duration will also be short as the total marks distribution will be less. The new marks distribution and exam duration are as follows:
Subjects with no practical exam:
Students have to sit for total 55 marks → 40 marks for written and 15 marks for MCQ
Subjects with practical exam:
Students have to sit for total 45 marks → 30 marks for written and 15 marks for MCQ
Exam duration: 2 hours
This will be applied for SSC as well as HSC examination.
Before the pandemic students took a 3 hour exam, but 1 hour has been reduced considering the safety of students, teachers and everyone involved. Also since the syllabus has been reduced, it is only logical to reduce the exam duration.
In the same notification, it was also said that the HSC exam is estimated to be held on August 22, 2022. If everything goes according to plan then students will have to start filling out online forms from 08.06.2022 (June 8th, 2022).
To download the new syllabus of all the subjects for HSC visit the following link:
Schools and colleges of Bangladesh remained closed for 15 months due to the lockdown. It opened up initially but due to the recent COVID positive case spikes, the educational institutions were forced to take online classes. But on 22nd February authorities decided to reopen their physical classes partially. On 4th March, the in-person classes will continue fully.
No matter how joyous this occasion might be, students don’t have that time to celebrate as exam dates are very near. They need to prepare themselves as new subjects with modified syllabuses have been included.
Students without proper vaccination will not be allowed to take part in regular classes. So it is essential that all students complete their vaccination (take 2 doses of COVID vaccine) and maintain proper safety protocols. As it goes without saying, keep their masks on at all times during the time in the school or college premises.
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