High schools and higher secondary schools had earlier been issued a circular by the Goa Board informing them that the practical marks scored by the repeater candidates would be carried forward. The students re-answering their exams were told that they would have to appear only in the theory component in case they have passed in the practical component.
A new circular issued by the Goa Board now clarifies that candidates who had passed in practicals and need improvement in theory, may appear also for practicals, if they so desire. However, the candidates will have to give an undertaking that the new score obtained would be taken as the final score.
The Goa Board issued a circular in 2010 where in subjects involving practical exams the board has decided to grant exemption separately for the practical and theory components so that the candidates will be required to appear only in the component in which they have not passed and will not have to appear for the practical as well as theory exam in the subjects they have failed.
This concession was enforced at the Class X and XII examinations held in March/ April 2011.
Source : TOI