According to the new course structure there shall be one examination to be conducted by the College / Higher Secondary School at the end of the first year basing on the curriculum meant for that year and one examination at the end of the second year to be conducted by the Council basing on the curriculum meant for that year alone. Pass certificates will be awarded to successful candidates basing on the performance in the Council Examination to be held at the end of the second year only.
The examination at the end of the First Year shall be of 700 marks (including 100 marks for Environmental Education)and the examination at the end of the Second Year shall be for 600 marks. Marks secured in the examination to be conducted at the end of the First Year shall be considered for promotion of students to the Second Year Class.
Besides English and Environmental Education (E.E) shall be a Compulsory Subject. But Environmental Education will be taught only in the First Year and examination for Environmental Education will be conducted by the College at the end of the First Year.
Restriction on selection of optional (henceforth called as Elective) subjects will be the main feature in the new course structure. There shall be no extra optional subject. Instead each student has to offer Four Elective Subjects as detailed in .
Subject Options :
Besides the Compulsory Subjects like (I) English, MIL and (II) Environmental Education, a candidate shall offer any FOUR elective subjects from any of the grouping under (IV) A or B.
Duration of the courses :
The Syllabus for 2 years course of each subject shall be divided into two parts, namely, First Year and Second year carrying 100 marks each. The College shall conduct one examination at the end of the 1st year class of +2 Course and the Council will conduct the examination at the end of the 2nd Year class of +2 Course. The result of a candidate shall be determined only on the performance of the candidate in the Council Examination to be held at the end of the Second Year Class.
The Pass Criteria:
The pass criteria for the examination shall be as follows:
(i) Subjects with practical: 30% of the total marks shall be diverted for practical examinations and the remaining 70% thereof, for theory. A candidate has to pass separately in theory and practical. Pass marks in Biology shall be calculated taking together the marks secured in both Botany and Zoology (adding the marks of Botany and Zoology).
(ii) Pass marks shall be 30% of the total marks in theory paper & 40% of the total marks in the practical paper in each subject with 35% of the total marks in the aggregate.