The revision tests will be conducted with common questions statewide and will help teachers and students know where they stand.
The scores obtained in these joint tests can serve as a backup if the board’s exams are affected by another wave of Covid-19.
The State Council for Educational Research and Training has also released the schedule for the first revision test scheduled for the first week of January.
Teachers say they need to refresh lessons again because the rain break has lasted for more than two weeks in the city. The current Class XII batch is appearing for the first time for board exams, as their class X and XI board exams have been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
GJ Manohar, principal of MCC upper secondary school in Chetpet, said 75% of students do well on unit tests.
“The exams should place more emphasis on objective-type questions, two- and three-point questions testing basic concepts and applications. This will help them become familiar with exams in physical mode,” he said. declared.
N Vijayan, principal principal of Zion Upper Enrollment Secondary School in Tambaram, said the school has yet to complete 30 percent of the program, which will take two months.
“Next, we plan to conduct revision tests and pre-boarding exams to prepare the students. The decision to move the board exams to May is welcome, ”he said.
Teachers in public schools said they could only complete the reduced program in March or April because schools offered bridging classes.
“We can’t finish the program until February. Postponing exams will benefit public school students, as most of them only started learning after resuming physical classes from September 1, ”said KPO Suresh, President of the State of Tamil Nadu Post-Graduate Teachers Association.
He asked the school’s education department to ensure that the board’s exam schedules do not conflict with the JEE and NEET exams.