Dates for class XI first and third semester exams Gujarat board changed

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Examination Board (GSHSEB) has decided to advance the examination dates for the first and third semesters of class-XI (Science stream). The exam would now be held from November 2 to 9.

Board sources said that the earlier schedule had papers on all days. “As per the norm, the schedule of the fourth semester exams is designed in such a way that students have at least one holiday before each paper. Thus, some quarters argued that as the results of all semesters count in the final analysis, the norm should be followed for the first and the third semester exams as well. The new schedule has one holiday followed by one exam,” said an official. Officials stated that 1.35 lakh students would appear for the first semester exams whereas 1.3 lakh students would take the third semester examinations.

The move might disturb vacation plans of families, said sources. “The earlier schedule had the exams getting over on November 7. As the new one pushes the schedule by two days, in some cases, families would have to re-book tickets,” said sources.