In addition to the objective of reducing stress levels among aspiring engineering and medical candidates, the move is aimed at improving the state's success rate in NITs, IITS and AIIMS.
It has divided the class 11 and 12 exams into four semesters and 75% of these examinations are based on the objective format.
The introduction of the percentile ranks and grades which will form the basis of admission in engineering and medical institutes in such a way that no student will be declared as fail in class 11.
Hasmukh Adhia, Principal Secretary Education said, "These changes have been implemented keeping in kind the national level entrance examinations for engineering (JEE main) and medical (NEET) institutes. This will also reduce different between class 12 state board and entrance examination results".
The students appearing for the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) his year, Class 12 examinations will have 50% objectives questions unlike entire examination based on objective pattern. Semester one and third will be entirely objective while 50% of the remaining two to have objective questions.
Students will appear for their third semester examinations from Oct 25 onwards while the last semester will be in third week of mach next year. The state education department has also done away with the proportionate quota for CBSE and other boards students in engineering and medical institutes. For instance, over the last years around 5% proportionate quota has been earmarked in state engineering institutes for candidates who have completed their Class 12 from CBSE. However, the CBSE expressed their displeasure in the new pattern ad this would limit their choices in various engineering branches offered by the institutes.
All the students irrespective of the boards will have equal opportunities in all the streams and institutes as apart the entrance exams result percentile ranks form this year.
Class 11 and 12 curriculum and pattern are has been divided in to 4 semesters. Final result will be based on average of all the four semesters rather than final board exam of class 12 and will in the percentile ranks and grades. No students will have back log in Class 11.
First and third semester entirely objective and 50% questions in second and fourth will be objective.
This year, proportionate quota in engineering and medical institutes for CBSE and other board students to be discontinued for candidates applying for these institutes.